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Patriotic Alliance leader Gayton McKenzie speaks on returning foreign nationals. Photo: Gayton McKenzie/ Facebook.

McKenzie: “Deploy full army to all borders and prevent foreigners”

Gayton McKenzie says the full army should be deployed to all our borders for the next six months to prevent returning foreigners

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Patriotic Alliance leader Gayton McKenzie speaks on returning foreign nationals. Photo: Gayton McKenzie/ Facebook.

Gayton McKenzie, the leader of the Patriotic Alliance is suggesting that the army be deployed to all border gates to prevent foreigners from returning to the country.

MCKENZIE HAS A SOLUTION FOR RETURNING FOREIGNERS

“The full army should be deployed to all our borders for the next six months to prevent our refugees, asylum seekers and illegal immigrants from returning to South Africa, this will be the greatest achievement of our army.”

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This as thousands of foreigners have flocked to their home countries for the Christmas holidays and will be making their way back shortly after the New Year, if not already.

South African borders have been porous for many years with foreigners walking in and out of the country as they please. This has led to high levels of crime, land invasion and service delivery backlogs in a number of municipalities.

PA LEADER PREFERS ARMY OVER BORDER GUARDS

Are Border Guards not adequately equipped?

On 14 July, Home Affairs Minister Dr. Aaron Mostoaledi deployed the first batch of Border Guards at the Beitbridge Port of Entry, in Limpopo.

During his speech, Motsoaledi highlighted that the deployment of this group of young men and women was in trying to build a better border management authority.
“We are here to officially deploy the Border Guards within the vulnerable segments of the border line for law enforcement purposes.
We are trying to build a better border management authority with this group of young men and women who heeded the call to serve in a manner that enables our country to pursue its policies,” he said.
He added that these Border Guards are a third uniformed statutory force in law enforcement.
“You are used to seeing the police as a statutory force and the soldiers as the other statutory force. Today we are adding the Border Guards in that arsenal,” said Motsoaledi.

BIG PLANS FOR BORDER GUARDS NEXT YEAR


At the present moment, the BMA is incubated as a Branch in the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). “The Commissioner, Dr Masiapato, is at the same level with the Commissioner of the SA Police Service. His job is here, at the borders and nowhere else. He is a Commissioner of borders,” the Minister indicated.
He further explained that by 01 April 2023, the BMA will move out of the DHA and be a Schedule 3A standalone entity responsible for our borders.

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