South African’s opposition party The African Transformation Movement (ATM) says South Africa must impose a strict economic sector that will see companies that prioritise foreigners remain closed.
The ATM under the theme of Put South Africa first proposed that: “All businesses that are to open must comply with the South African labor laws which state non-citizens must (only) work on a scarce and critical skills basis. The government must not allow further non-compliance with the law in which companies that employ non-citizens for jobs that South Africans can do”.
Posting on twitter, Zungula said: “The reopening of the economy must #PutSouthAfricansFirst. Companies that employ foreigners for non-critical and scarce jobs MUST NOT be allowed to open”.
He added that South African citizens cannot be sidelined economically before, during, and after Lockdown therefore no entry-level job must be done by non-citizens.
Zungula said his party wants South Africa to follow countries like Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Ghana and enact laws that prohibit foreigners from taking part in certain economic activities.