President Jacob Zuma will tomorrow, 14 March 2017, visit uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality in northern KwaZulu-Natal as part of government's intensified campaign against crime which is causing heightened tensions between residents and migrants from neighbouring countries across the border.
The President has received complaints from residents living in the municipalities which border Swaziland and Mozambique, about high and intolerable levels of cross-border crime of stock theft and car hijackings.
The President will inspect the border, speak to the local police as well as engage with the communities of uMkhanyakude, Hlabisa and Jozini municipalities.
President Zuma has also recently visited the communities of Nyanga township in Cape Town and Soshanguve in Pretoria as part of the fight against crime.
The Department of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation has been directed to monitor progress in the fight against crime in the areas visited by the President.
President Zuma will be accompanied by the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Willies Mchunu, ministers, MECs and mayors, all spheres united in eradicating crime and dealing with serious tensions in the area between citizens and migrants or visitors from neighbouring sister countries.
The details of the visit are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Time : 10h00
Venue: Manguzi Sports Stadium, uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality,
Issued by the Presidency