Gigaba apologises to foreigners following Isipingo attacks

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Government has apologised to foreigners who were attacked and driven from their homes in Durban last week. About 400 people have been displaced as a result of the xenophobic violence in Isipingo.

ISIPINGO - Government has apologised to foreigners who were attacked and driven from their homes in Durban.

About 400 people were displaced as a result of the xenophobic violence in Isipingo.

They&39;re living in a temporary camp where they were visited by the Home Affairs minister, Malusi Gigaba and his team.

Burundian shop owner Amadi Kanakimana said he lost everything and has had enough of South Africa.

“To leave the country, exactly, because what I saw, I&39;m dying now. I saw I&39;m dying now," he said.

Gigaba said his department would assist those who wished to return to their countries.

"The important thing for them in that case is to then register their names with their community leadership so that we can know how they are, which countries they come from and then we will facilitate their return to their home countries."

Gigaba and his team also want to help those who are determined to stay.

They were at the camp to register the victims and assist those who had lost their documentation.

It also allowed the department to root out illegal immigrants.

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