Foreign street vendors have left Pan Africa Mall in Alexandra township South Africa after members of the South Africa Police Services and the Department of Home Affairs descended at the area to intensify their presence at the mall following clashes between locals and foreign nationals.
The Department of Home Affairs is the custodian, protector, and verifier of the identity and status of citizens and other persons resident in South Africa.
On Monday and Tuesday, several businesses in Alexandra had to close their doors after community members, who identified themselves as part of the Dudula Movement, forced shops to close their doors.
The community members were allegedly searching for migrant employees and shop owners who did not have valid paperwork.
Meanwhile, MMC for Public Safety in Johannesburg David Tembe has called upon closure of borders as a solution to illegal immigration.
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