DA to report Mbalula over Zim comments


The Democratic Alliance wants to report Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to the SA Human Rights Commission for the comments he made about former Zimbabwean soldiers illegally entering the country to rob and kill.

South Africa's Police Minister Fikile Mbalula
South Africa’s Police Minister Fikile Mbalula

DA Gauteng leader John Moodey said Mbalula’s comments were a consequence of bad leadership.

He said the African National Congress government had forgotten its vision for a united Africa.

“We believe that the comments promote hatred based on the grounds of origin, ethnicity and nationality, and infringe on the dignity of Zimbabwean citizens living and working in South Africa,” Moodey said.

He said Mbalula should stop using blanket xenophobia as a justification for crime in South Africa’s streets and instead focus on securing the country’s borders.

“Mbalula needs to work with the security cluster to boost border security so that South Africa can properly regulate immigration.

“He must not blame one nation for crime when it is in his power to properly regulate who comes into South Africa and who doesn’t.”

‘Ill-informed’ Mbalula told reporters during a briefing on Tuesday that the five men who robbed a Hyde Park Corner mall jeweller in Johannesburg on April 13 were Zimbabweans.

His spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.

“Yes, they are from Zimbabwe. There are people who come from Zimbabwe, who run away from the military and they come and promote criminality in South Africa.

“That is the truth. Why shouldn’t I tell that truth? There are Zimbabwean ex-soldiers who are in this country, robbing banks, promoting criminality.”

Mbalula said these soldiers were running away from President Robert Mugabe’s military.

“To get out of it, they run to South Africa and rob banks. They are on the payroll of criminals. We can’t trace them. They enter illegally and they just come here and do not promote goodwill.”

He said his remarks were not xenophobic and that there were many Zimbabwean nationals in the country doing good work.

Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to SA Isaac Moyo told Africa News Agency that his government did not condone criminality by any of its citizens and said the law should take its course wherever this was the case.

“We, however, cannot accept the many ill-informed elements in the said statement [Mbalula’s remarks] and we deeply regret that they were made without due regard to their accuracy.”

It was not immediately clear whether the SAHRC had indeed received the DA’s complaint The Herald

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  • Uyanya uMbakula bafikanjan lana abokufika abangena maphepha?4000 kys emabhoda kunamasosha namaPoisa asebenzani ke if kudlula abantu abangena zincwadi? edleleni lamaRoadblock ngawani ke bacorrupt namapoyisa azfunela imali edleleni nje same as ANC all corrupt

  • paye akatadza kutaura paye

  • idako

  • The boy lacks expirience and maturity.

  • They are mnr rebels operating in southern mozambique, Zimbabwean soldiers dont carry their weapons home when retired

    • They don’t need to plenty weapons in south Africa

  • he is a fool

  • True that’s faning xenophobia same as king Zwelethini kaak man. Retarded

  • Nginguwe ngabe khuluma ngenfusion eku ANC,not dis yu a speachless man ,,think wat to say fikile don’t just tok

  • Confusion

  • As much as i despise the DA for once i support them in this move they have taken against this talkative, bombastic and repugnant Mbalula. He just says the first thing that comes to his mind and that is not diplomatic at all what he said.

  • Report him for stating it as it is?

  • this Mbalula guy is a pair of buttocks,a motherfucker,foul mouthed idiot who grew up eating coachroaches

  • Minister is not wrong yes there is lot of people in sa walking on the streets has no jobs and some of them hade very good military training this person in sa illegal and Hungary ,there is lots of ak 47 around ordinary sa cops no chance against this guys.

  • MBALULA IS VERY STUPID HOW MANY FOREIGNERS are in SA

  • Ari Boe Ngavarege,

  • I want to buy my short gun from location becoz pistol is like a catapult in mzans

  • Zeal without knowledge is very dangerous

  • The DA r confused. Last month their mayor called Zimbos criminals, this month they now want to side with us kkk

  • South africa south Africans you are Africans you where with us here and we helped you the constution is called Harare declaration .

  • Isu maZimba tanyanya kubatsira vanhu. Dai taiziva zizi richiri nhiyo taramba kubatsira vamwe vanhu honhai zvotoitwa neivava vemuudhuze ava. Ummmm

  • Its all bcoz of mugabe

  • Our leaders must also fix our situation so that we r not subjected to such talk

  • Mr Minister l think…..at one time you were at the univesity of Zimbabwe for four years if not more……..why do you hate Zimbabweans.

  • A minister should be someone of sober habits….this Mbalula seems he is coming from a pub with that stupid speech

  • But the whole fiasco, Zimbabwe’s useless government is quite why? Leave the minister alone

  • As a hounarable person he lost it.dats not hw he was suposed to speek

  • This Minister really hates us Zimbos

  • Zimbabweans they started to enter in numbers in 2010 upwards,before then do u say s.a never hv a problem of bank robbers n atm bombers?All those years before u never experienced cash robbers?minister dont jus waffle u dont knw,bek to sports thts were u suit not in policing.Your words are totally xenophobic.

  • His animosity for foreigners is serious. Xenophobic

  • Only target the soft

  • His statement is XENOPHOBIC ❗️fellow country brothers and sisters Zimbabwe has became a joke of South Africa

  • Thanks DA” this element mbalula is an object of shame.

  • Be careful of the DA they are using everything to gain the votes and the support from the people.

    And Mr Fikile Mbalula is trying to create a name for himself in the politics,. They was a robbery at the airport, where millions of dollars 💵 where stolen, those people who stole are they Zimbabwean 🇿🇼? Or either the SAPS are served by the Zimbabweans 🇿🇼?
    So let’s not go deeper on this because we will expose a lot of things about South African Ministers.

  • Minister Ava idako rine unye chairo

  • Im a zimbo n it saddens me 2 say i was robbed by 2 zimbos n 1 sasko in jozi, y cnt we all b hme n sort our own shit n nt gve the minister the reason 2 tok shit abt us

  • Mbalula has been unproffessional since the beggining of his political career.hence he was once removed from youth league presidium.iam surprised now they give him policing ministry.Mbalula is Malema at his 60s

  • Idiot minister,very xenophobic but very soon he will get punished

  • The DA is like that little spoilt brat of a sister who has snot coming out her nose and complains to your parents and hypes up everything you say or do🙄

  • Is correct,Zimbod should go back home and solve their problematic nation

  • They must report him, that bastard is foul mouthed. He surely hates Zimbabweans. South Africa has a long history of crime with or without Zimbabweans. Remember it’s the most dangerous place in the world in terms of crime and murder. He is so stupid and imature to be a minister. You can imagine a man of his status drooling over Beyonce and Minnie openly. Shame really!!!

  • Yes DA, this guy is ignorant about crime in South Africa he wants attention, policing is not Sports ministry

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