Statement issued by UDM Chief Whip Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP

Over the past few weeks, South Africa has been engulfed by a humongous wave of xenophobic violence. This has caused untold damage to the image of our country in the African Continent and the world at large.

It has, however, been heart-warming and encouraging to see South Africans of all races taking a firm stand in the fight against xenophobia. All the various campaigns have contributed immensely in ensuring the restoration of calm and peace in the country.

With the blessing of my President, General Bantu Holomisa and my party, the United Democratic Movement (UDM), I have taken a decision to spend Thursday night (23-04-2015) in one of the Camps that have been set aside for the victims of xenophobia in KwaZulu-Natal. This is because I believe that there is no better demonstration of solidarity than spending time with the displaced African brothers and sisters and having first-hand experience of their plight.

We hope this step will give further impetus to the campaign against xenophobia in South Africa. We also hope that this will demonstrate to Africa and the whole world that we are a caring Nation.