Home Affairs to extradite refugees to South Africa
The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration said that it will deport 53 foreign nationals who fled neighbouring South Africa last month following a recent wave of xenophobic attacks.
//Kharas, Police commissioner, David Indongo, last week told that the 53 foreign nationals who had camped at the Osire refugee camp, were transported to the southern border settlement of Noordoewer in preparation for their deportation
The refugees, who include 14 men, 13 women and 26 children, are being accommodated at the EHW Baard Primary School hostel in Noordoewer.
According to the Nampol police, the majority of the refugees are Congolese and Angolan nationals who have South African-issued asylum permits.
The 53 formed part of more than 600 refugees and asylum seekers who had camped at the UN’s High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in Cape Town and Pretoria while demanding to be taken to safer countries abroad.