Economic Freedom Fighters President Julius Malema has called for the opening of South Africa’s borders to foreign nationals coming from SADC countries.
Malema slammed the South African government for closing the borders resulting in congestion at the country’s borders including with Zimbabwe, Beitbridge borderpost which is the busiest in Africa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa closed the borders to foreign nationals until February 2021 as part of new regulations aimed at combating the spread of a new Covid-19 strain.
Foreign nationals have been jumping the borders illegally into South Africa and it seems they now have a backing from Malema who called on African nationals to find a creative way to enter into South Africa if the borders remain closed.
South Africa is host to many nationals from Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Zambia, Nigeria and many more countries whose nationals flee their countries of origin in search of greener pastures down South.
Malema blasted the government for having double standards, asking why the airspace was still open when the borders have been closed.
He said the airspace was open for Europeans to fly in with the virus. He mentioned that the virus came from Italy and not from Zimbabwe or Lesotho therefore the government must open the borders.