South Africa will not be use for criminal activities against person seeking help in South Africa.
“As the South African government we want to send a very stern warning to anybody anywhere in the world that our country will not be used as a springboard to do illegal activities,” Minister Jeff Radebe declared during a justice, crime prevention, and security meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Minister while responding to questions on the expulsion of some diplomats from Rwandan last week by the South African government.
“The South African government has taken a decision to declare persona non grata persons from Rwanda and Burundi who violated article 41 of the Geneva Convention and article 9 of the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act, so that is the main reason why that action was taken arising from illegal activities that have taken place where attempted murders, including a murder, of [Rwandan] nationals who are in South Africa,” he said.
The Rwandan government in retaliation also expelled six South African diplomats from the country.