Criminals released and foreigners deported: Foreigners are also human beings
South Africa remains the core of attraction for immigration, and it harbours many foreign nationals who came primarily in search of employment and business opportunities. Most of these foreigners are black Africans from countries like Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, Nigeria, Malawi and many more.
Most citizens of South Africa have raised complaints such as they no longer want nonnatives in their country, calling them all sorts of names and denouncing them for taking their jobs and women. Foreign nationals are being faulted for a high crime rate in the country, but is this true?
The government has implemented the release of low-risk inmates in prisons due to the impact of COVID-19, but recently, undocumented foreigners from Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Lesotho have been deported. During these mass deportations, there's a high risk of them contracting the COVID-19 virus. Why not hold-up for the detention and deportation of foreigners until the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
Not all foreigners are criminals. Indeed, a small number of them are. They are human beings and are also fellow Africans who typically came in search of green pastures. If the problems in their countries are remedied, they will surely go back to their countries.
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