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Joburg Mayor: ‘I’ll deport illegal immigrants’

By Mia Lindeque | EyeWitness News |

 Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has told Eyewitness News that he’s going to court to force the deportation of undocumented foreigners in the city.

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba

Mashaba says that his lawyers will launch a High Court application against newly appointed Home Affairs Minister Ayanda Dlodlo next week.

This is part of Mashaba’s plan to clean up the CBD in particular and reclaim buildings owned by the city.

Mashaba says he has been asking the Home Affairs Department to simply do its job and believes that fighting it in court is the last available option.

“We’re under chaos now, people are running all over the show with no documentation, so I want to bring back the rule of law.”

He says that with regards to evictions, he has a duty to provide alternative accommodation only to South Africans.

“Four to five months down the line, I’m going to have an issue, so I’m dealing with this up front.”

Earlier this year, the department denied claims that it had asked the city not to arrest any more illegal immigrants due to overcrowded prisons. EyeWitness News

  • And they’ll be back the following day !! Waste of resources!

    • how can you deport a person ignoring his property waste of money. Thanks at the boarder they give you choice proceed home or go back.

  • It’s a global crisis, can’t be won in courts of law.

  • This guy Herman Mashaba has got “ISSUES”, Is it not the Home Affairs and Security duty to engage on such issues……………. I understand he got a vision and ambition for Jozi, but he shuld “REVISE” his Job desrciption……….

    • mashaba is a headless chicken he should his superiors why there is no answer to his request remember mr mayor a vote of no confidence is coming after those five months u will be jobless

    • Ane moto, ane waya, anopenga hatiende

  • save your resources Mr mayor even in Europe they can’t stop it from happening it’s everywere

  • Just look for them and inteady of deporting them, rather, document them

  • Is that useful?

  • Mwana wako kwete Isu

  • Idiot! You are not home affairs minister .You’re being used by white people. Fuck you!!

  • Savela ezansi sabalekelu Tshaka

  • My problem with this guy is that he is calling for deportation not documentation of illegal immigrants. Clearly his interest is getting rid of documented & undocumented Africans not only Joburg but entire country. It’s personal & has nothing to do with the clean because there’s no proof that illegal immigrants are responsible for the dirt & all social ills within his Municipality.

    • I think he caught his wife red handed with a Nigerian leg in her stomach…

    • He’s too bitter with foreigners

    • He’s too bitter with foreigners for no apparent reason

    • All his predecessors failed and he’s destined to fail because foreigners are like sea water in SA. The more you push them back the more they come in numbers. Especially Zimbabweans,Mashaba will waste millions per month. It’s not easy to try to chase people who are not ready to leave. He’s just trying to look good but it will backfire straight to his face.

    • Hey devil let me tell u a lesson for free u being a mayor doesnt mean u rule the world or the country even the city to be precise so please keep it to yourself your ideas about foreigners u dont know nothing about us as foreigners so please hold your peace. U will come and go mr mayor so swallow the pie and chill we are here to stay wena just sit in your office with your haterd rubbish mind

  • Are they sleeping at yr home

  • I think he was doing good in developing in CBD renovating but now he is trying to go too far coz thats his job to do so,, why dont he concentrate on his job coz the resources wlb wasted for nothing whilst some other citizens are working due depending on grants ,,,, Mr Mashaba i think u trying to jump of of your skin

  • Make Africa global village deport criminals

  • Mad man busy day dreaming, what is the role of Home Affairs. and the Department of Immigration. ?

  • myb he z ryt let him gv a try we shall see wooooo

  • Dump mayor

  • Dzokai kumba timane tese ndokuti muonewo kuti revolution chii

  • Deport them they must come back n vote Mugabe out.That government allowed them to as they pleases in SA. Now they overcrowded Jozi .If ANC allow Mugabe to rig the next election then u will be overwhelmed by the millions who will add those who are already there.

    • ‘I don’t blame Zimbabweans they r just innocent citizens who r facing problems they did not create.Zimbabwe was n still a beautiful country with peace loving nation which lacked good leadership”i qoute on ur timeline i dnt know wat have changed now

    • Our problem we voted in a demon from Malawi we r in deep trouble.

    • Yes we r facing problems we did not create but staying in SA is not a solution

    • Weather they cum back nd vote Mugabe is a Vote rigging master nothing will change

    • let’s give it a try

    • Who said its only Zimbabweans in jhb

    • Tinashe did zim started having elections now???….please spare your opinion to yourself.

  • this is not your home mr mayor neither your job , you too junior for that dont waste your budget allocation your boss will fire you

  • He have a point mashaba if they can deport just 1 000 000zimbos of the 3millions they will help others who are home to remove dictator mugabe.

  • That’s the best example of doing the same thing expecting a different result. In the 1996-2000 period Home Affairs in conjunction with SAPs routinely deported illegal or undocumented foreigners in bus loads across the Limpopo but the very next day they were back at work. Then as BNLS and Moz and Zim got into really bad economic woes. The floodgates opened. Maybe he should look at how SADC can build its economy then he won’t have any immigrants to worry about.

  • achakonzeresa Tsaga uyu.Xeno

  • These Madala Is Facing Punishment From God Watch And See He Is Hell Already

  • I think he is a foreigner too

  • That city was built by immigration dog

  • Maziziso mahombe .

  • Is this guy a Minister of Home Affairs?

  • These are pure racist in Africa

  • Kkkkkkkk hayi futhi nikisi and liyakhuluma shame

  • Confused idiot, focus on curbing nyaope puffing South Africans from stealing and robbing from people.

  • Illegal not legal people, there’s a difference.

  • Mr mayor this is global crisis not southagrican problem,hence there is need of engagement with authorities of both affected parties to resolve rhe issue. Do not forget those pple you say the flooding the city also assisted in the building of the very city. They pay bills evermonth which go towards your budget in city. Lets not forget that the very factors that drove pple away from their home. South africa is not immune to them. We are africans find a common ground and resolve with your fellow brothers.

  • That will be great, because others we are stuck here in Pretoria and need to go home. Tinaye Mutombe Madzivire

  • Son of a bitch

  • Shut up this so called major must clean his dirty private parts first

  • What is his Job description

  • Ma zimba achema chema amana… Ko dzokaizve kumusha nhy

  • Why can’t he just say he want to deport Zimbabweans

  • In zimba we are suffering let our relative staythere and dont forget our ancestors built and worked very hard in mzanz so their children shld work again to gain wat their former did not gain

  • But considering the treatment of Mozambicans in Zim during the peak of their civil war and to what is happening to Zimbabweans right now it confirms that the wheel has turned. I remember some injured Mozambicans in the boarder town of Mutare being denied medical treatment at state hospitals because they were illegal and also the continued running battles with Zim police. It wasbgood at that time but now its Zims getting the same treatment that they subjected to Mozambicans. The essence of the story is that always treat your neighbour as your brother.

    • I remember those days. They were made to tend fields for clothes to wear. Zimbos we are such cry babies. We really didn’t treat the Mozambicans with dignity. I wonder why we feel like we deserve better

    • I’m trying to understand your logic but i’m not getting it, you do realize that even Mozambicans are being abused in South Africa right. Actually in the last Xenophobic attacks a Mozambican was stabbed. If we want to go there, Zimbabwe is one of the very few countries that has been hospitable to many africans there South Africans living here even before they got independence, Nigerians, Rwandese etc but never a single day did you hear a Mayor of any city in Zimbabwe saying foreigners must go, so when we hear this Mashaba guy threatening to deport ‘immigrants’ it’s unfortunate i hope he is also referring to undocumented white folks living there also

    • Mozambicans were treated as illegals where they had no right at all. Mina into eyanginyanyisayo yikuyeka abantu besifa esibhedlela ngoba bethi abanawo amapepa. Now its the same Zimbabweans who want a special treatment for being illegal? Maybe its God showing them that yu shall always treat other people well because one day it will be you in that difficult positions. Otherwise lets learn to treat each other well.

    • Mancitshana BM did the mayor say illegal Zimbabwean immigrants or all illegal immigrant.it looks like your emphasis is on Zimbabwean.they are not the only ones here.

    • Nehanda radio: obviously Zimbabwean interest

    • Mancitshana BM then you missing the point the deportation not meant for Zimbabwean only

    • Even BBC can report that but it won’t necessarily mean the mayor is targeting the British.

    • Zimbos are in SA not to add numbers as cheap labour. They ve qualifications of some certain jobs and its benefitin SA. I was in Mtre those days and i remember they wld come with nothin not even a course and we wld give them food. They wld come to work as cattle herders or as freezits ice cool sellers. The ones who wld be arrested were those who wld come to roam around the streets and end up on the wrong side of the law. We ve plenty of Malawians in Zim whom had access to houses ahead of locals and it was never an issue. Even in rural areas some foreigners had access to build misha yawo pasina kubvunzana kwawakabva. The foreigner thing was never an issue in Zim

    • bt BM is giving us examble of hw we must behave to others as we will wnt help from them too

    • Jabu pliz edit ur coment i cant get u

    • Jabu pliz edit ur coment i cant get u

    • Jabu pliz edit ur coment i cant get u

    • Samanyika Wenharo not all Zimbabweans in SA have courses and high qualifications. Baba i treatment that was given to those Mozambicans at that time was very painful and difficult for them. But still its important to treat another human being as a human being.

    • Samanyika Wenharo not all Zimbabweans in SA have courses and high qualifications. Baba i treatment that was given to those Mozambicans at that time was very painful and difficult for them. But still its important to treat another human being as a human being.

    • Samanyika Wenharo not all Zimbabweans in SA have courses and high qualifications. Baba i treatment that was given to those Mozambicans at that time was very painful and difficult for them. But still its important to treat another human being as a human being.

    • Mancitshana BM they should tell their relatives all around rural mashonaland to stop voting and dancing for ZANU PF and stop telling us they are being intimidated to vote for the regime!

    • Mancitshana BM they should tell their relatives all around rural mashonaland to stop voting and dancing for ZANU PF and stop telling us they are being intimidated to vote for the regime!

    • Mancitshana BM they should tell their relatives all around rural mashonaland to stop voting and dancing for ZANU PF and stop telling us they are being intimidated to vote for the regime!

    • The most painful thing l saw was the refusal by aithorities for the illegal Mozambicans from accessing health care services. Infortunately that did not run only during the renamo uorising but even after that period. Was at Mutare hospital in 2003 where 3 Mozambicans had malaria (i think) but never got an help and another one who was injured. So its omportant to treat others in the same way we would want them to treat us. A Mozambican selling freezits being caught and asked the name of an egg if they said anytjing else ather than “zai”….that meant doom. Otherwise lets not freshen up the old wounds of other people.

    • The most painful thing l saw was the refusal by aithorities for the illegal Mozambicans from accessing health care services. Infortunately that did not run only during the renamo uorising but even after that period. Was at Mutare hospital in 2003 where 3 Mozambicans had malaria (i think) but never got an help and another one who was injured. So its omportant to treat others in the same way we would want them to treat us. A Mozambican selling freezits being caught and asked the name of an egg if they said anytjing else ather than “zai”….that meant doom. Otherwise lets not freshen up the old wounds of other people.

    • The most painful thing l saw was the refusal by aithorities for the illegal Mozambicans from accessing health care services. Infortunately that did not run only during the renamo uorising but even after that period. Was at Mutare hospital in 2003 where 3 Mozambicans had malaria (i think) but never got an help and another one who was injured. So its omportant to treat others in the same way we would want them to treat us. A Mozambican selling freezits being caught and asked the name of an egg if they said anytjing else ather than “zai”….that meant doom. Otherwise lets not freshen up the old wounds of other people.

    • Mancitshana BM i have word of Advice to Especially you. JUST GROW UP. ..

    • In so saying u mean time for South Africa will come hey. Just asking.

    • Ngoni Kahondo l see yu say l shall grow up. If l may ask WHY? Is it because l am just refering to the bad treatment which illegal people were subjected to when in the country? It still goes back to saying treat others well because yu dont know what life has for yu in future. Lets promote African brotherly hood all the times.

    • Iwe mukarusha what does that has to do with the issue at hand. Even Mashaba iyeyu mukarusha. Full of shit these karushaz.

    • Iwe ummmmm i remember at mazowe bridge there was a big refugee camp nyamatikiti and mutoko when they went bek some they remained they are nw citizens kune help inopfuura apa here vanhu awa takawabatsira even them they helped us also during liberation struggle saka i50 50

    • Lovemore Maruza there are some good things that were done to Mozambicans in as much SA has done to illegal foreigners like giving special dispensation permits to Zim and Lesotho. However there are a lot of unethical things that were done to these people. This still goes back to the point lm trying to make here that always treat your neighbor and or friend in a good way because yu never know what the future has instore for yu!

    • There are hundreds of chinese and pakistanis running shops in sa but they dont even hace proper documentation…its seems like the only qualification for deportation is to be african…how many of us here can fly to china and open shops and thrive in tbat country without permits

    • This is the time where the ideology of Pan Africanism shall come into life.

    • In short BM is saying the wheel is turning, it was Mozambique, now Zimbabwe so SA is next

    • Thanks Benvolio Vaar Mupfudzapake

    • Zimbabweans arent the only immigrants in SA

    • wawunganani kusenzeka. you read your story from the books .mxm

  • We need those 4 million votes. Come and register to vote before we lose the respect of everyone in the world.

  • Is he Home affairs minister

  • Good move Mayor- if these 2 million vakadzoka- Mugabe will go next year

  • and they will come again because you do not control the borders

  • We don give a damn we the undocumented. Africa
    belongs to us Africans matha **** must knw that. Gone are the days of identification by boundaries.

  • Herman mashaba waffles a lot. …what makes Johannesburg a biggest city is influx of foreigners who seek opportunities in business. Foreigners are not zimbabwean people or Malawi or any part of Africa. …even whites are foreigners there. …so he should first deport those with ancestors who came from overseas to Africa. ….South Africa was built by cheap labour of migrants under wenela. …I think mashaba has gone beyond his office powers as Johannesburg mayor. ….california in USA has many foreigners than joza. …Trump gave executive orders but failed to do so. …If USA has many illegal foreigners why not with South Africa ???if he believes Johannesburg is an economic hub of Africa he should be prepared to welcome illegal immigrants in joza from all corners of the globe. ..

  • Black racist, you’re now going beyond the boundary of your job title

  • Bring them back so that they can register to vote and change things back home. For how long shall we continue running??

  • Kkkkkk good luck Mr mashaba

  • Mr mayor yo intentions r nt clear whether u r nw serving yo masters or its the real situation in jozi if so then plsss remember crime is done by any colour,race n national my problm cmes wen pple recognise only Zimbabweans n Nigirians as foreigners,i knw mayb its mainly man who hate these guys coz of some reasons i cnt mention on dis platform,bt honestly the city is dirty coz ders no services by the city authorities n all those guys staying there r paying rates n i wonder who is gonna occupy all those buildings unless u wanna house yo masters again dont b fooled by whites chief they wll never lyk u they can jus use u n throw u away

  • this guy is obsessed about black foreigners in S.A.he is like a woman .

  • Foreigners are White people. …Africa is one and anyone from an African state who is in Africa is not a foreigner. …borders were drawn by the imperialists so as to divide and rule..Mashaba is serving the interests of the imperialists

  • Kkkk ngeke ulunge baba l will be the judge

  • Good move, they mus com n vote mainly Zimboos

  • Duzvi

  • You can see what will happen when DA takes over government .You have a city mayor who is so delusional he even thinks he is in charge of immigration in this country .and you have a party that thinks ANC ministers have failed so badly that their mayor is right in allocating himself the home affairs ministerial powers.What a shame.

    • Well said boss

    • Mashaba is prone to talking too much and tends to overstep his mark. This is one classic case of such conduct. What makes him think he has the power nor the capacity to carry out that threat?

    • He thinks immigration is like selling hair products

    • Now I understand y the eff was against his selection as mayor. Kaphelelanga ekhanda

    • He is such an idiot .instead of investing in cleaning those bloody dirty streets ,he wants to be an immigration officer

  • Save your resources mayor it’s happening everywhere

  • mashaba u will not hve my tym nxaa.

  • He forgets to drink his pills sometimes. I hear the most feared disease is now taking its toll on him!

  • What did the foreigners did to this guy bcz it luks he has personal hatred against foreigners

  • Ngavadzoke kumba vazovhota.

  • Mayor with small brains

  • He needs to be fried alive shit asshole

  • Y didn’t he applied for the home affairs job if he wants to deport ppl

  • In yo dreams

  • Unovabata Seiko,vanogara mumba 😂😂

  • Unovabata Seiko,vanogara mumba 😂😂

  • Unovabata Seiko,vanogara mumba 😂😂

  • He doesn’t have such power, let it be just a mere talk.

  • He doesn’t have such power, let it be just a mere talk.

  • He doesn’t have such power, let it be just a mere talk.

  • violation of diplomatic relations

  • violation of diplomatic relations

  • violation of diplomatic relations

  • He wants dated a Zim lady and he lost it all along the way now he’s seeking a revenge kkkkkkkkkkk

  • He didn’t say all the foreigners but those without papers…. many buildings have been hijacked with foreigners and it cost the city

    • Hijacking is taking over forcefully without the owners permission so according to my understanding those foreigners living in those buildings are paying rentals to those who are in charge of the properties n it’s not only foreigners staying …….some there were there for more than a decade so my question is where were the owners all along till Mashaba came in?the word Hijacking is totally misused here

    • David you are Right, property owners are making a lot of money through rentals etc,these foreigners are hard working Innocent people, therefore if this is true that the Mayor said those words, he is ill advised or retarted or Rather a MoroN

    • David you are Right, property owners are making a lot of money through rentals etc,these foreigners are hard working Innocent people, therefore if this is true that the Mayor said those words, he is ill advised or retarted or Rather a MoroN

    • David you are Right, property owners are making a lot of money through rentals etc,these foreigners are hard working Innocent people, therefore if this is true that the Mayor said those words, he is ill advised or retarted or Rather a MoroN

  • They are so many reasons that can make someone undocumented. Did he bother to consider and rectify that before? However foreigners should always try to live within the confines of local laws.

  • Muchati Bhuu

    Lets hope our country become free soon .Todzokera hedu kumba

    • Tsakatire

      True

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  • He is forced by his boer masters

  • U deport Zimboz in Beitbridge border post.in 2 hours they will be Musina.in just 6 hours they will be bek in Jozi .waste of money Mashaba

  • How about you start by ur Chinese Spokesman? Or the word Foreigner to you refers to a black person?

  • Youth need jobs i think u shld focus on tht coz sme battles r not worth fighting for

  • Mayor.

  • Yes they have to come and vote

  • Ngavadzoke kumusha kuzovoter

  • Anopuhwa mari yekuita izvozvo nani.

  • Dont forget where u were hidding when the boers were castrating your grandparents

  • As soon as the word left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face. 9 Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs attending the king, said, “A pole reaching to a height of fifty cubits[b] stands by Haman’s house. He had it set up for Mordecai, who spoke up to help the king.”

    The king said, “Impale him on it!” 10 So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai. Then the king’s fury subsided.

  • Then what

  • Who are u buy the way just a mere mayor stupid one also nxaa

  • How old was the mayor when the front states were lobbying for S. A. ‘s independence from apartheid.?

  • uyanya lo spato sakhe.wasithola lah.uzasitshiya lah

  • President Jacob Zuma granted 200 000 Zimbos to work in South Africa… He was also in Nigeria to strengthen ties with Nigerians……………… Then comes a “SHIT HOLE” In the name of Johannessburg Mayor to cause Confusion in South Africa. Nxaaaa

  • Are you minister of home affairs

  • Kkkkkk keep on dreaming Mashaba we are not going anywhere ooo if you deport us todzoka takawanda saka don’t waste resources we are here to stay

  • Every country have undocumented immigrants

  • I think uyo anenge aine voters registration certificate ngaasiiwe agare ikoko, ozodzingwa nguva yekuvhota yakwana

  • Deport 1 and expect 10 dont say i didnt warn you

  • The 1 u deported is going to bring his 10 friendz back to joz so u will keep on deporting and waste money for nothing

  • Yaaa sure they must come back home and register to vote otherwise who do they expect to change things for them, they are cowards!

  • WOW that’s the only solution you have thought of typically brainwashed black educated hypocrite

  • Ko uyu awupi futi.chawakawhinira

  • Mind your bussiness my broe

  • this guy he is a loser he thinks he is a white a man forgetting tht he is also frm botswana there …no only tht being means yu must protect and ensure the safety of people in yo city not causing problems and dreaming as trump…

  • mashaba doesnt hve wat it requires to be a mayor …he is uneducated so talkin of him its waste of tym ..dnt wrry he is gnna kip queit wen ANC win elections and Zuma rejects to step dwn

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  • he ought retrace his Mozambiquean roots. Or rather focus on the housing backlog hundreds are self-allocating unserviced residential land in his jurisdiction

  • Overzealous mayor

  • lishangane mxm

  • Stupid man

  • Blacks r immigrants while whites r tourist hmm cry my beloved Africa a bro killin a bro for the colour of his skin

  • tumaziso nxa

  • Kkkkkkkkkkk.He could be a good mayor for Mashaba town!!!!A city in Zim!!!!!

  • He is a moron. Illigal immigrants are building SA while documented pple are buisy bringing drugs by air into SA,is that development? How many thugs do we c in court are undoccumented? Entlek fuckoff this moyor maan! He must be hiding something with his finger using illegal foreigners i think n it will backfire 1day

  • Even if they get deported,they’ll go back…

  • The honourable Steve Tshwete was like u. He came up with Operation Crackdown deporting all foreigners but instead God ended up deporting him to his Ansestors.

  • Mambokadzi Perfect Pat

    Zvinhu zvaakuenda zvichioma ka .

  • Xenophobic

  • I see the ID 10 t virus is blocking a few people minds so they can understand a law is a law and need to be obeyed. If you illegal here you need to go….those that has a problem need to vote to change leaders so the laws can be obeyed

  • Is that part of his duties to depot people? If so then he must be a very powerful individual.

  • fago

    This DA guy has too much hate for foreigners, what he does not know is that without these foreigners documented or not Park station will be a white elephant, shops will close and ultimately JHB will suffer. Some will say that he is talking about the undocumented but this guy since he became mayor of JHB he has displayed a hate for foreigners. He is the wrong person for this job because JHB is a cosmopolitan city.

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    • khumz

      Spot brada

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        • khumz

          Giving up is not the option better we get rigged than to give up. Lets spread the message madoda. I f we vote in numbers there is hope Brada.

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  • LKW

    The bottom line the people at the top in SA are siding with the top of Zim and not the ordinary people and someone needs to give SADC a bashing for remaining silent and they should make a comment and that goes for members of Civil Society they aall seeem to be siding with the wrong side the bottom line they do not careabout the ordinary people from zim and other countries