The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said he understands the demand by some South Africans that they should receive priority when services are delivered. He says, however, dealing with illegal immigration should be done within the confines of the law and that residents should not take the law into their hands. He has repeated his view that South Africans are not xenophobic as they have always welcomed people from other African countries in the past. He says the country is taking measures to tighten security. On the issue of Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba, Ramaphosa says the issues she has raised are important.

Speaking during a question and answer session in parliament president Ramaphosa said that not only should the issues of service delivery be discussed at local levels but also at heads of state level. He added that discussions are ongoing around the SADC region as to what’s the best way of dealing with migrants particularly the illegal ones when they access services in other countries.


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