Parliament condemns violence against foreign nationals

16 Apr 2015

National Assembly condemns violence against foreign nationals

Following a 30 minute statement from President Jacob Zuma to the National Assembly (NA) this afternoon on the violence against foreign nationals in KwaZulu Natal, all parties represented in Parliament made statements condemning the violence and calling for an end to it.

The debate preceded the President’s second session of oral replies to questions for this year.

During the 84 minute debate in the NA Chamber, a small group of students gathered outside the main entrance to Parliament to protest against Afrophobia.

Initial reports indicate that the students did not have permission for their gathering and that stun grenades were thrown into the crowd. There are no reports of anyone being injured.

The Secretary to Parliament will be requesting a full report from the Provincial Commissioner of Police about what occurred and the reasons for any action that may have been taken by the police.