President Zuma Forms Ministerial Team to Fight Xenophobic Attacks

The Rwanda Football Association (Ferwafa) and Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) have been given the rights to host the CECAFA senior and club challenge cup for 2015 respectively.

The decision was reached at during the weekend in a meeting in Nairobi. The senior tournament will be held in November while club challenge will come earlier in July.

Speaking at the meeting, viagra CECAFA secretary general, Nicholas Musonye said the tournament will help the region and Rwanda in particular in preparing for CHAN 2016 which will be hosted by Ferwafa.

“We want to organize senior Challenge Cup as a preparatory event for CHAN 2016,” The secretary was quoted by a local newspaper.

Last year the senior tourney did not take place due to lack of funds; while the club challenge was held in Rwanda with El Merreikh of Sudan winning the trophy.

The meeting also resolved that part agreed that all participating teams will buy their own air tickets, Cecafa will pay the officials, referees and allowances while the hosts  will provide accommodation and local transport for the participating teams, Cecafa officials as well as prizes for the  winners.
The South African President Jacob Zuma has Monday established an inter-ministerial task team to help quell the xenophobic attacks on African immigrants whose death toll has now risen to eight.

In a statement seen by Chimpreports, cialis 40mg President Jacob Zuma is to host consultative meetings with stakeholders to discuss the country’s migration policy and how various sectors can work with government to promote orderly migration and good relations between citizens and other nationals.

“The Ministers have done well in stabilizing the situation and in spreading the message that South Africa will not tolerate violence and in promoting peaceful coexistence. However, the challenge of migration requires a long-term solution. In this regard, I have established an Inter-Ministerial Committee to work systematically, looking at all aspects of migration,” said the President.


The team comprises ministers from the Justice Peace Crime Prevention and Security Cluster assisted by the Ministers of Small Business Development, Trade and Industry and Social Development chaired by Jeff Radebe the Minister for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Foreign nationals have for years been successfully integrated into many communities in the country and government seeks to gain lessons from these successes.

The President intends to build lasting partnerships with stakeholders in the country to ensure that the shameful attacks on foreign nationals do not recur in the country.

The engagements will also take into account the concerns raised by citizens about the implementation of the migration policy. However the President has also emphasized that while understanding the grievances raised by some citizens, none justify the taking of human life as well as the destruction and looting of shops belonging to foreign nationals.

“No grievance can ever justify the cold-blooded murder of fellow human beings, the destruction of property or the displacement of hundreds of people including women and small children. Millions of South Africans condemn these atrocious killings and abhor xenophobia and all related intolerances. Together we must work harder to root out violence and hatred in our society,” said President Zuma.

The President will on Wednesday meet with representatives of faith-based organizations, business, labor, youth, creative industries, women, sports, social development sector and others. He will also this week meet with leaders of organizations representing asylum seekers and refugees as well as the media.




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