South Africans protest against foreigners in the country
South Africans will this month protest against prioritizing of foreigners in the job industry.
The protest which has been named the citizen march will be held across the country on 29 August.
Just like the previous #ZimbabweLivesMatter and #31July movement organized in Zimbabwe the #29AugustCitizensMarch is expected to shake the government and force them to take action against illegal migrants in the county.
South African citizens have been complaining about foreigners taking their jobs especially in the hospitality industry.
For months now the #PutSouthAfricansFirst has been trending with citizens complaining about the same issues of not being prioritized in jobs.
Below are some of the tweets that stood out about the current planned march.
— Thabelo ?? (@mudzu_thabe) August 10, 2020
Some are complaining that other countries have signed bills tthat make it hard for foreigners to work in so South Africa should do the same as well.
Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Nigeria etc are signing bills that make it hard for foreigners to be employed in their countries yet SA is busy prioritising hiring of foreigners over their own citizens. #29AugustCitizensMarch #PutSouthAfricansFirst pic.twitter.com/Uqw8IEeXqQ
— Sophonia Thabo (@sofmokoena) August 10, 2020
The people of Thokoza and Katlehong did it, #PutSouthAfricansFirst All Spaza shops in Ncala Section are owned and operated by local people. No foreign owned spaza shop operates in Ncala. The community doesnt allow any foreign owned spaza to operate there #29AugustCitizensMarch pic.twitter.com/AQ0MIlbzHJ
— #PutSouthAfricansFirst (@Lerato_Pillay) August 10, 2020
During the March, once the
SAPS and SANDF members start shooting at us, we don't retreat and we don't surrender, they should treat us the way they treat demonstrating foreigners
Once the EFF start disturbing our March, we trap them groet and ganoeg…
— #PutSouthAfricansFirst (@PutSAfirst001) August 10, 2020