SA, Africans unite against attacks on foreign nationals

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Pretoria - The Department of Arts and Culture and various African countries have joined hands to send out a united message against attacks on foreign nationals by celebrating Africa Month.

A colourful parade representing different African countries was held on the lawns of the Union Buildings on Saturday – the start of Africa Month. Various countries also showed off their cultures in an exhibition tent, SABC news reported.

Artists representing a diverse range of African languages and cultures paraded through the streets of Pretoria's city centre in a show of unity towards the Union Buildings.

State Security Minister David Mahlobo delivered the keynote address on behalf of President Jacob Zuma, saying arts and culture can serve as an instrument to bring unity among African people.

The Sudanese community in South Africa also supported the efforts by the South African government to unite all Africans.

Gassim Mustafa from the Sudanese Embassy said all should work together to build a united Africa.

Hundreds of people attended the event to celebrate unity in Africa.

Meanwhile, the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Migration - which Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe is heading - visited the families of South Africans killed in the recent attacks on foreign nationals in Umlazi, south of Durban. –