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The lack of travel documents made it impossible for the first group of Mozambican victims of xenophobia in South Africa to return to the country yesterday.
The Mozambican and South African authorities worked all day yesterday to register those affected and enable them to travel to the temporary reception centre set up in Moamba, Maputo province, today.
Director General of the National Institute for Disaster Management, Augusta Maita, says that the conditions are in place to receive national citizens who are victims of xenophobic violence in South Africa.
“We identified a space in Moamba – in Maguaza – and have installed an infrastructure under the auspices of the Institute for the Support of the Community Abroad. This infrastructure meets all the conditions we need to welcome our fellow citizens,” the INGC director-general said.
The Commander General of the Police of the Republic of Mozambique, Bernardino Rafael, has meanwhile called for no retaliation in response to xenophobic violence in South Africa.
“Mozambicans must remain calm and avoid retaliation. We have no grudge against South Africans; they are our brothers. This is a certain group which is destabilising the South African economy,” he said.Source: Noticias / Radio Moçambique