Operation Dudula launches branch in North West
Organisers say Rustenburg which is home to mining and agricultural industries is plagued by drugs, prostitution and human trafficking and they blame this on illegal migrants.
JOHANNESBURG - A group of Operation Dudula supporters have gathered at the sports grounds near the Olympia Park Stadium in Rustenburg ahead of the group's official launch in the North West.
Organisers said that Rustenburg, which is home to mining and agricultural industries, was plagued by drugs, prostitution and human trafficking and they blamed this on illegal migrants.
Rollance Mabula is the regional coordinator in Rustenburg and explained the plans for the day: “We are going to start here and introduce the branch committee of Rustenburg to the community and proceed to the bus rank where we are going to meet the recipient from the Department of Home Affairs and the office of the executive mayor to receive the memorandum.”
It is expected that Dudula's national leadership, including its deputy chairperson Dan Radebe, will join demonstrators to hand over their memorandum of demands.
#OperationDudula is launching the North West branch in Rustenburg near the Olympia Park stadium. It started off slow but the crowd is now growing. Its expected Dudulas national leadership will address supporters here today. MS pic.twitter.com/Jbu0OsiggMEWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 27, 2022
#OperationDudula Although songs sung here use derogatory terms to refer to foreign nationals, Mabula says the organisation is not xenophobic: We dont have a problem with anybody who is in this country legally so. MS pic.twitter.com/T1yO2FfyIBEWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 27, 2022