Diaspora forum warns: ‘illegal foreigners have rights in South Africa and must be respected’

The recurring incident of illegal foreigners trooping into the country and creating a scene has become a big problem for both the government and people of South Africa.

At the moment it appears these foreigners may be enjoying for coverage and protection from the diaspora forum.

According to a report by eNCA, illegal foreigners in South Africa have rights that should be respected.

These were the exact words from the African Diaspora Forum.

It’s described the clampdown on foreigners in Diepsloot as police brutality following unrest in the area.


“In as much as these people are undocumented, we have to address it in a proper manner because they still have the right to freedom of movement,” said the Forum’s Thokozani Sidu.

“For every African national we believe that every human right should be upheld.”


At least 100 people suspected of being undocumented foreign nationals have been rounded up and handed over to immigration officials in Diepsloot.

This follows the deployment of the police TRT unit in the area following protest actionlast week.


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