The Zimbabwean Ambassador to South Africa, David Hamadziripi, has issued a statement today urging his fellow countrymen to respect the laws of South Africa.
In a statement to the press, Ambassador Hamadziripi emphasized the importance of following the laws and regulations of the host country and encouraged Zimbabweans living in South Africa to contribute positively to the society.
The Ambassador acknowledged the fact that there will always be a small minority of individuals who engage in criminal or illegal activities, but he emphasized that the overwhelming majority of Zimbabweans in South Africa are law-abiding citizens who contribute positively to the country.
He emphasized that this small group of individuals should not be allowed to tarnish the reputation of the entire Zimbabwean community.
Ambassador Hamadziripi also spoke about the close ties between South Africa and Zimbabwe and emphasized the importance of maintaining these ties.
He mentioned that there are many Zimbabweans who are making significant contributions to the South African economy, and these individuals should be celebrated and recognized for their contributions.
The Ambassador’s statement comes at a time when there has been growing concern about the impact of Zimbabweans on South Africa, with some calling for stricter immigration policies and border controls.
However, Ambassador Hamadziripi stressed that the vast majority of Zimbabweans in South Africa are law-abiding citizens who contribute positively to the society and that the focus should be on addressing the underlying issues that drive migration, rather than on blaming individuals or communities.
The statement from the Zimbabwean Ambassador is a clear reminder that all individuals, regardless of their country of origin, should respect the laws of their host country. The Ambassador’s call for Zimbabweans to contribute positively to the South African society is a positive step towards promoting mutual understanding and respect between the two countries.