Hon Deputy Speaker, at the outset, maybe one must pay tribute to Jabu Baloyi who in Pretoria was killed for stopping the sale of drugs because we must deal with the root cause because we must not run away from the fact that there are borders, you know, because we can't pretend as though there are no borders. The borders are there. Borders need to be managed and people need to be documented.
The response to shortcomings at home affairs, with the defence force and the police, should not trigger our people into violence. The government must take responsibility for the shortcomings in the system which has bred this particular reality and so the plea is, let us not kill people no matter how wrong things are but we cannot - South Africans - kill people. Now, you've got people then who are saying Sunday's gathering was a rally. It was never a rally, if it was, as an IFP member in good standing; I would have been there if it was an IFP rally ... [Inaudible.] a political rally but it was a necessary discussion that South Africa needs to have to raise the consciousness of our people about the dangers of the action that they are pursuing because we will end up thinking that, through
the violence, we have fixed the problem and would not have actually done so.
What we need to admit in this House is that there are shortcomings at home affairs. What we need to admit in this House is that there is a failure to maintain and secure our borders. What we need to admit in this House is that the police have lost the war on drugs. They have lost the war on criminality and people - rightly or wrongly - are now taking the law into their own hands because the system is failing them. It will be easy for us to scratch the surface but it can not be that human trafficking is normalised because we have not secured our borders. You got to places like Ingwavuma and so on, you literally just jump over the fence and there is nobody there and so we must not misplace the idea that we all Africans with lawlessness. Nobody is saying Africans should not be in South Africa but what we are saying is that we need to be responsible about the movement of people so that consequence management can become part and parcel of law enforcement. That has not happened. We need to know who the refugees are, who the asylum seekers are so that when a crime happens, we know where to track
them. Now, in the current situation, we are unable to do so, that is the call to leadership but for us to deal with these hard truths, let's create a conducive and enabling environment which is peaceful and interact with African governments on the best possible way to make sure that Africans who are in South Africa are properly registered.
That is the vacuum because if we do not deal with that year in and year out, we are going to have this particular challenge. So, we condemn violence. None of us supports the violence but our condemnation of the violence should not be us negating our fundamental responsibility of making sure that we do the right things in this country. So, I challenge the government to step up to the plate and not run away from its responsibilities.
Kodwa, uma sekufikwa ezindabeni zodlame impela siyakhuza ukuthi, kungabi khona umuntu obulala omunye umuntu ngoba ezitshela ukuthi lokho kuyisixazululo. Asikho isixazululo ekubulaleni abantu kodwa isixazululo sisekutheni uHulumeni makenze umsebenzi wakhe ngaphandle kokunyanyalata.
I thank you. [Applause.]