Deportation Looms for Undocumented Immigrants in South Africa

The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has ordered that all undocumented foreign nationals be deported to their respective countries within the next 30 days. This comes after a raid by the South African Police Service and the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department which targetted illegal traders in Hillbrow, an area of the city mostly occupied by immigrants.

Demonstrators showing solidarity with arrested migrants outside the court in Johannesburg.

Civil society says the government is using migrants as scapegoats.

About 60 people picketed outside the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court in support of immigrants arrested during police raids.


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