The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs will tomorrow host a meeting with Ministers of Home Affairs, Small Business Development as well as Police on the challenges of xenophobic violence and looting of foreign owned shops.
The meeting was initially necessitated by the incidents in January 2015 in Gauteng of xenophobia and looting of shops owned by foreign nationals. The primary aim of the engagement with the respective Ministers is to gain deeper insight on the causes of the violence, the impact of the interventions by government as well as lessons learned in dealing with these challenges. This Meeting also falls within the special programme of Parliament against xenophobia.
In light of the recent outbreak of violence, the Committee will use the meeting to get more information on interventions made and impact thereof of initiative by the respective departments. The Committee has invited Members of Parliament from the Peace and Security Cluster to participate in this important engagement.
Details of the Meeting
Date: Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Venue: Old Assembly Chamber
Members of the media are invited to attend the meeting.
ISSUED BY PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON HOME AFFAIRS, MR LEMIAS MASHILE
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Source : Parliament of South Africa