Embrace foreigners: Ndabeni-Abrahams

APRIL 27, 2015

Communications Deputy Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has appealed to residents of Mzamomhle Township in East London to embrace and welcome foreign nationals as brothers and sisters.

She visited businesses owned by foreign nationals and locals in the area as part of government's efforts to encourage local people to live in peace with foreign nationals on Sunday.

She also addressed members of the Assemblies of God church at Gonubie. Ndabeni-Abrahams says South Africa was assisted by African countries to achieve freedom.

"South Africa will be celebrating freedom tomorrow but what is 21 years of democracy if we cannot stay with our brothers, the main reality is we need each other. Let’s stand up together and say no to xenophobia and we will be a better Africa and indeed a better world," said Ndabeni-Abrahams.

A number of foreigners have been displaced and seven others killed since the start of the xenophobic attack in the country.