Attacking migrants won't resolve SA's socio-economic challenges - Mbeki

Newly elected Unisa chancellor Thabo Mbeki says citizens must never forget how neighbouring African countries assisted South Africans during the apartheid era.

As South Africans we should never forget the enormous sacrifices that were made by the sister peoples of Africa to help us achieve our liberation.

Thabo Mbeki, Unisa chancellor and former SA President

We cannot behave in a manner that treats other fellow Africans, who are now resident in our country, as enemies or unwelcome guests.

Thabo Mbeki, Unisa chancellor and former SA President

Mbeki raised grave concerns over recent xenophobic attacks, during his inauguration at Unisa’s main campus in Pretoria.

The former president has warned that none of the country’s problems will be solved by attacking immigrants, reports EWN's Clement Manyathela.

He says though the country faces socio-economic challenges, none of them will be resolved by attacking migrants.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

Mbeki says attacking migrants will never solve challenges facing the country and has urged police to investigate criminal activities reported to them by communities.

Take a listen to the EWN update:

WATCH: Thabo Mbeki inaugurated

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