Vuyolwethu Zungula is calling on the state to investigate the multitude of China Malls and their employees across the country, claiming that some might be illegal immigrants, amongst other loaded sentiments.
Leader of the African Transformation Movement (ATM), Vuyolwethu Zungula took to Twitter on Monday, 22 February 2021, to call on the state, including Home Affairs, to investigate the legalities of the various China Malls in the country. Locally, there are multiple China Malls which employ Chinese nationals.
Zungula has requested that the state look into the matter, as his party believes that some Chinese nationals may be illegal immigrants. Moreover, he claimed that those that are in the country legally may have flouted labour laws to hire fellow Chinese natives to work for them.
The suggestion comes in light of the ATM’s continued push for the prioritisation of South Africans, especially in the workforce, within the economic space, and in land reform bills. Previously, the party had endorsed the need for land reform policies that prioritise previously disadvantaged groups.
See the post below.
Government departments (Home Affairs, Employment & Labour, Police) need to zoom in, in all these China Malls. There are many Chinese nationals not in the country legally, not employing people according to SA laws & some people have been trafficked to be exploited by the Chinese.
— Vuyo Zungula MP 🇿🇦 (@ZungulaVuyo) February 21, 2021