The fire of Nhlanhla Lux’s advocacy continues. The Operation Dudula leader has given companies in Rosslyn, Pretoria, a 14-day ultimatum about hiring foreigners and illegal immigrants.
Yesterday, Tuesday, hundreds of Operation Dudula protesters had gathered at the Rosslyn police station. From there, they had marched to submit a memorandum calling on companies to stop hiring illegal immigrants.
Among the companies the protesters visited were Afrit and Praga. Recalling why the two companies were among those visited, operation Dudula secretary-general Zandile Dabula noted that both are among the larger companies in Tshwane.
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He also noted that Operation Dudula knows that both companies have ghost workers or illegal immigrants among their workforce.
Operation Dudula is a recent manifestation, but the idea behind it has been there for years, leading to sporadic attacks on foreigners and a massive outcry from the global community about “xenophobia” in South Africa.
Last week, pushing the Operation Dudula advocacy, Nhlanhla Lux and his crowd had stormed the home of a pensioner called Victor Ramerafe. He’d reported them to the Dobsonville police, and Lux was arrested.
He spent the weekend behind bars, with his bail application expected to have taken place two days ago, on Monday.
It’s unclear which companies Operation Dudula will visit next.