Motsoaledi: 400 illegal shops in Diepsloot

Motsoaledi: 400 illegal shops in Diepsloot

Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi says 400 informal shops are operating illegally in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg.

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Motsoaledi and Police Minister Bheki Cele addressed disgruntled residents outside the local police station on Friday.

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This comes after community members embarked on protest action to boycott criminal activity, which they claim are committed by foreign nationals in the area.

On Thursday evening, a group marched to the police station to demand to see a suspect responsible for the death of police officer Oupa Matjie, who was fatally shot on duty last Friday.

“We want to emphasise, most people who are not documented is because they don’t want to be documented because they came here to commit a crime,” said Motsoaledi.

“They came as criminals, not as migrants, because those that want to come as migrants, fight to get documents.

“I signed a list of 1 550 illegal people who came into the country that had been arrested and served jail terms from 1 month to 20 years for murder, rape etc. and I have signed documents to send them back home “

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