Gauteng refugee camps will be dismantled end of September
This follows a Constitutional Court ruling that stopped the government's plan to dismantle the camps last month. Lekgoro says of the more than 20 000 refugees who were accommodated at six camps, only 2 000 are still living at the three remaining camps.
He says most of them are illegal immigrants who will finally be repatriated. Lekgoro says they are working together with Home Affairs to reintegrate those who have legal status in the country.
Meanwhile, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Patrick McKenzie, says Somali shop owners in Khayelitsha have been threatened if they don't close their business outlets. McKenzie is in receipt of a letter from the Zanokhanyo Retailers Association. The association is calling for the immediate closure of foreign owned businesses. McKenzie says threats by local business owners are xenophobic and a threat to peace. - SABC