Ethiopian Ambassador to South Africa Discuss with Home Affairs Minister and King Zwelithini on the protection of Ethiopian Immigrants
Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Mulugeta Kelil, Ethiopian Ambassador to South Africa and his staff members, traveled to Durban on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, to discuss the situation of Ethiopian immigrants with South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs, King Zwelithini and local authorities.
According to the press statement issued by Ethiopia’s Ministry of foreignn Affairs, The Ethiopian Embassy in South Africa is carrying out efforts, together with the Ethiopian community to protect the lives of Ethiopians from savage and barbaric attacks by mobs in Durban and other areas.
On the same day, the Ambassador held productive meeting with the Home Affairs Minister of South Africa. Upon their meeting the Minister noted that the Government was stepping up security presence in areas where the attacks had occurred and pointed out that more than 28 people suspected of committing attacks on foreigners had been arrested, adding that the Government of South Africa would continue to hunt down and bring to justice those taking part in the attacks.
On Wednesday April 15, 2015, Ambassador Muluegeta Kelil also spoke to Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini regarding the mob attacks on foreigners. The King subsequently spoke on radio to condemn the killing of foreigners and to call on all South Africans to live with foreigners in harmony and peace.
The statement added that the Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to work closely with all the relevant authorities and stakeholders to ensure the safety of Ethiopians residing in South Africa.