Thursday, April 23, 2015

South Africa about its dependence on Cahora Bassa power

Resultado de imagem para daviz simangoDaviz Simango, the leader of the Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM), the third largest Mozambican parliamentary party, condemned the wave of xenophobic violence in South Africa, and pointed out that South Africans need the power of Mozambique."South Africans benefit from Mozambique's resources. We are talking about power from Cahora Bassa dam and also about Mozambican gas. South Africans cannot assume that they are a self-sufficient power and dominate everything. Nowadays, countries are interdependent and interdependent they should be. We condemn these xenophobic acts," said Daviz Simango, speaking on Saturday at a press conference in Beira, capital of Sofala Province, central Mozambique.According to the Maputo authorities, about 600 Mozambicans were forced to take refuge in shelters in South Africa because of the wave of xenophobia against African foreigners and at least over a hundred have returned to their country.The leader of the Mozambican opposition party and Beira City Mayor, Daviz Simango, appealed to the South African Government to adopt swift and strict measures to protect foreign nationals in South African territory."We call on the South African Government to take prompt and rigorous measures against these unjust acts," he said, stressing that no human being has the right to take the life of another.The first 107 Mozambicans, out of a total of 600 who sought refuge in reception centres in the South African city of Durban, arrived to Boane on Friday in two separate buses. These places of origin of these first refugees were mainly in the Maputo, Gaza and Inhambane provinces, southern Mozambique.
In 2008, 72 foreigners died in South Africa, victims of xenophobic attacks in suburban neighbourhoods.

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