Operation Dudula calls on Hillbrow shop owners to employ only South Africans

Dozens of people took to the streets of Hillbrow over the weekend gathering at several crime hotspots and suspected drug dens with police officers watching on.

Operation Dudula marched through the streets of Hillbrow on 19 February 2022, delivering a memorandum of demands to different stores.

JOHANNESBURG - Dozens of people under the banner of Operation Dudula took to the streets of Hillbrow over the weekend, gathering at several crime hotspots and suspected drug dens with police officers watching on.

The march was halted last week due to the organisation not having authorisation.

The officials said they wanted Hillbrow to stop being "a no-go area" for South Africans. What they meant by this was not immediately clear.

Fact checking non-governmental organisation AfricaCheck has established that it is inaccurate to say that Hillbrow's population is 80% foreign, a narrative run by many groups seeking to push out migrants.

The organisers called on shop owners in Hillbrow to employ South Africans only.

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