Mamelodi residents are planning to march to the Department of Home Affairs against foreign nationals in South Africa.
A group calling itself 'The Mamelodi Concerned Residents' says they will go ahead as planned to have the march on Friday despite the Tshwane Metro Police declining their application for the march.
Magoka Leganyane, organizer of Mamelodi Concerned Residents says the march is not xenophobic, it's a peaceful march against illegal migrants.
If anyone wants to come to the march with a mindset of violence, please don't come to our march.— Magoka Leganyane, organizer of Mamelodi Concerned Residents
We are saying to Home Affairs that we need people who are here selling drugs and human trafficking to be deported.— Magoka Leganyane, organizer of Mamelodi Concerned Residents
Leganyane states that there are criminal acts happening in the Sunny Side area which they believe are conducted by illegal immigrants and police are not acting on them.
The issue of unemployment is also on the march's agenda as Leganyane says residents believe companies only hire foreign nationals ahead of the local people.
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