On Tuesday, Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba met with Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, Goldwin Adama to discuss the violence against foreign nationals living in South Africa.
Herman Mashaba has been recently accused of fueling the violence with his earlier comments saying that illegal immigrants are linked to criminal activities in the city.
Tony Taverna-Turison, spokesperson for Herman Mashaba, joined Stephen Grootes on the Midday Report saying the meeting between Mashaba and Adama was an important and long overdue meeting.
He said the Mayor had the opportunity to clarify his past comments and work together to find a long lasting solution.
We still need to ensure that people are in this country lawfully.— Tony Taverna-Turison, spokesperson for Herman Mashaba
Tony Taverna-Turison, also told Stephen that both parties have agreed that the rule of law must be respected.
To know what else was discussed in the meeting listen to the audio below