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WATCH: Thousands of foreigners in South Africa queue for food parcels

by Mandla Ndlovu
30 Apr 2020 at 10:39hrs | Views
Courtesy of Caxton media
Tens of thousands of undocumented foreigners in South Africa received food parcels from different benefactors on Wednesday.

According to Caxton Media  residents of Mooiplaas and Spruit, informal settlements benefitted from the donations availed by the Tshwane Muslim Community, the Sutherland Ridge, Ikon Park and Westhills business communities.

Out of the thousands number of people that turned out only 8 000 people received the food hampers were made up for families who are in desperate need of food.

The queue of people was about 3km long.

Anti-crime Islamic activist Yusuf Abramjee was quoted by     South African media saying, "We thank all the role-players and the community for the joint effort. The need for food is massive."

A majority of foreigners in the area are from Zimbabwe, Somalia, Nigeria, Malawi and Cameroon.

Undocumented foreigners are not part of those who are receiving assistance from the South African government.



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