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Mantashe: 'If laws are harmful, they must be revisited'

A comment in yesterday’s Business Times by ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe, that the ANC could change the Immigration Act because of the impact that the new visa regulations are having on the tourism industry.

Stephen Grootes spoke to Mantashe and asked if there was a plan to on change the Immigration Act. Mantashe said that he felt that the laws were necessary because of their contribution to national security yet if they reflect negatively they should be revisited.

He adds that the is opposed to the way that the matter has been dealt with - in public. He was referring to the public spat that ensued last week between Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom and Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba.

If people have issues, they must raise them properly, not in the media or send angry messages in public

Gwede Mantashe, ANC Secretary-General

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