SA govt must intervene in Zimbabwe crisis - Maimane
The DA leader says South Africa cannot continue to remain silent on the tense situation.
He says South Africa cannot continue to remain silent on the tense situation.
Maimane has on Tuesday told the Cape Town Press Club that while he would not advocate for a border wall, the South African government must ensure its borders are secure.
He says government can no longer remain silent on the tensions in Zimbabwe.
In fact, Maimane says the turmoil in that country should be a wake-up call for voters.
“We can’t approach silent diplomacy. We have to go in there and intervene, and ultimately hold the Zimbabwean government to account. It’s a plight in the brotherhood that the African Union has become, where they refuse to stand up to each other and say what's happening in Zimbabwe is wrong.”
He believes government should be registering all foreign nationals entering South Africa to ensure public services can cope.
“It cannot be that we continue to allow illegal immigration to continue at the level that we are. If we fail to do that it will be to our peril.”
(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)