Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa to hold discussions with United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur, Jorge Bustamante
25 Jan 2011
The Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa will today hold discussions with United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Jorge Bustamante.
The discussions will centre around government’s approach in dealing with some of the anti foreigner sentiments which engulfed the country during the first half of last year. Through coordinated efforts involving police, home affairs, justice, civic organisations, political parties, youth formations, religious fraternity and other role-players, government managed to prevent what could have been catastrophic incidents of violence against foreign nationals in South Africa.
They will also share ideas on how the UN and South Africa can foster partnerships, particularly around the role of foreign nationals’ involvement in helping government curb the scourge of crime e.g. active participation in community policing forums.
Mr Bustamante is on an official visit to South Africa.
Date: Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria
Time: Meeting starts at 14h30 (press briefing immediately after, around 15h30)
Members of the media are invited. There will also be opportunities for one-one interviews with the Minister and Mr Bustamante.
For enquiries, please contact:
Spokesperson to the Minister of Police
Cell: 082 045 4024
Issued by: Ministry of Police
25 Jan 2011
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