1 December 2012

Angolan Citizens Advised to Avoid Illegal Stay in South Africa

Pretoria — The Angolan ambassador to South Africa, Josefina Pitra Diakité, said last Friday in Pretoria that one of the main objectives of the diplomatic mission is to advise Angolan citizens to avoid staying illegal in South Africa.

The Angolan diplomat said so at a consultation meeting with leaders of various Angolan communities that reside in Pretoria.

"We can not condone situations that put into question the credibility of the country", said the ambassador, adding that irregular stay was justified during the war, because many left Angola to seek safety, but with the achievement of peace in 2002, this not acceptable anymore.

On his turn, the founding chairman of the society of African Portuguese Speaking countries, Eduardo Kapapelo, said meetings such as that must be praised, because they enable a greater connection between the community members and the Embassy staff.

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