Sep 25, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Dudula sends in its marchers to launch campaign in Western Cape

The controversial Operation Dudula movement opened its Western Cape branch in Cape Town on Saturday.

About 250 people, mostly Dudula members from other provinces, marched through the streets of the city sing xenophobic songs peppered with xenophobic phrases like “hambani makwerekwere” for four hours.

They also chanted: “SA for South Africans, Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans, Mozambique for Mozambicans. Go home and fix your lands.”

The group delivered a memorandum at Cape Town Police Station and was due to deliver another to the Home Office, but no officer was available to clear it

“Operation Dudula is a non-political movement that works with communities to raise awareness of social and economic injustices faced by South Africans,” the memorandum was presented to the police.

“The community of Cape Town and the surrounding townships is concerned about the spread of… drug trafficking, forced prostitution, gender-based violence, murder (and) illegal immigration and related crimes.”

The movement called for police officers to take disciplinary action who “fail to carry out their duties and functions efficiently”. It also called on police to “arrest without warrants any illegal aliens roaming the streets of Cape Town”. “the increasing number of illegal immigrants living in their midst”.

She added: “The effects of uncontrolled and uncontrolled illegal immigration include criminal activities by people who are not properly can be traced back to their illegal status in the country.

“Recent statistics confirm that serious crimes such as drug and human trafficking can be attributed to activities by illegal immigrants who commit these crimes at will commit because they have nothing to lose. Communities are concerned about the long-term impact on SA youth and the human development of South Africans.”

The movement said there was an “influx of illegal aliens/migrants from the Region of the Southern African Development Community, Europe, Asia and the entire African continent” as a result of a “dysfunctional border control system” in Cape Town.

“Some of these illegal immigrants are fugitives of justice from their respective countries,” the memorandum reads.

“Once in South Africa, they continue to commit heinous crimes that not only affect South Africans, but also have an international impact the image of SA. The presence of large numbers of illegal aliens (economic migrants) also encourages defaulting employers to flout labor laws by sourcing their labor from this pool of illegal migrants because they can be exploited.

“Illegal migrants also put a strain on social services such as housing, health and education as they end up competing with poor South Africans who cannot rely on the state to provide these public services.”

< span>The movement required the department to scan and verify foreigners’ identification documents. It called for the arrest and deportation of all foreigners violating South African immigration laws.

“Operation Dudula and the community of Cape Town wish to carry out their civic duty and their work with the Home Office, to ensure compliance with all relevant SA laws governing immigration management,” the memorandum said.

“South Africans deserve to live in a safe environment… where the status of every person residing in SA is known and accountable to the Ministry of the Interior.”

Members of the movement then walked to a rented bus while a A man in a Camo uniform led them from the back of a van to a song.

As the group walked past Universal Church, the man warned the church against hosting “illegal aliens.” He also told homeless people they would beat them up if they smoked drugs. He told them to get a job.

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