DA condemns ActionSA’s xenophobic actions
4 August 2022
Note to Editors: Please find attached soundbite by Angel Khanyile MP.
The DA condemns ActionSA (ASA) councillor and MMC for economic development in the City of Johannesburg, Nkululeko Mbundu’s incitement of violence against the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (Seri) and the South African Informal Traders Forum (SAITF).
This after the non-profit human rights organisation and SAITF challenged Mbundu and the Johannesburg Metro Police Department’s (JMPD) illegal prohibition of informal traders working at the De Villiers trading precinct in Johannesburg. The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg found that Mbundu and the JMPD had violated a Constitutional Court order that prohibits the City from interfering with the rights of informal traders.
Given his historic xenophobic rants, it is hardly surprising that ASA leader Herman Mashaba supported Mbundu when he tweeted that Seri and SAITF were protecting the rights of illegal immigrants, and tried to defend the distribution of photos of Seri staff with their phone numbers on social media platforms.