...says ‘we cannot surrender our land to foreigners’
The South African Deputy Minister of Police, Bongani Mkongi has been caught in a video justifying attacks by the country’s mob against Nigerians and other African nationals running businesses in the country, arguing that South Africans should be the ones running the businesses.
Mkongi who spoke at a press conference captured in a now viral video, argued that South Africa cannot accept a situation where certain cities are dominated 80 percent by foreign nationals.
The day the video was recorded cannot yet be ascertained by BusinessHallmark, but the Minister is heard warning that if the trend of foreigners dominating cities was allowed to continue, the future president of South Africa could be a foreigner.
“We must investigate also what the law of South Africa says. How can a city in South Africa be 80 percent foreign nationals. That is dangerous, that in Hillbrow and the surrounding areas, South Africans have surrendered their own city to the foreign nationals,” he said.
“The nation must discuss that particular question. You won’t find South Africans in other countries dominating a city into 80 percent because if we do not debate that, that means that the whole South Africa could be 80 percent dominated by foreign nationals and the future president of South Africa could be a foreign national.”
He argued that the attacks is not xenophobia but an attempt to save South Africa from foreign domination.
“We are surrendering our land and it is not xenophobia to talk truth, we fought for this land from a white minority, we cannot surrender it to the foreign nationals. That is a matter of principle. We fought for this country, not only for us, but for generations of South Africans. The arms that are being used here Heathrow are arms of war, which are unlicensed,” Mkongi said.
“The hijacking of buildings here in Heathrow is sign of taking power. The question of dominance of foreign nationals in illegal trading and also businesses that are here in Heathrow. It is economic sabotage that is taking place in against people. We are supposed to be people that running those businesses. We are facing here service delivery protests.”
The video had surfaced after a South African mob on Sunday through Monday, destroyed businesses owned by Nigerians and other African nationals.
Nigerian government has meanwhile, warned South Africa of consequences should the attacks be allowed to continue.