Deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi has accused foreign nationals in Hillbrow of economic sabotage.
He visited the local police station where he talked to officers about the high number of crimes committed using unlicensed firearms, hijacked buildings and illegal trade.
Mkongi says 80% of Hillbrow is occupied by foreign nationals.
“If we don’t debate that, that necessarily means the whole of South Africa could be 80% dominated by foreign nationals and the future president of South Africa could be a foreign national.”
He says foreign nationals are hijacking old buildings while locals don’t have anywhere to go.
“We fought for this country, not only for us but for generations of South Africans to live in harmony in a non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa.”