New district Mayor Gayton McKenzie has declared war on undocumented foreigners in Beaufort West a small town in Western Cape town.

Gayton is blaming foreigners for the unprecented surge in poverty and unemployment in the town.

The town like others across the country, is also home to asylum seekers and refugees.

McKenzie has vowed to remove all illegal immigrants and convert the district to an illegal immigrant free zone. If you are legally here.

He said: ” but if you come here with our papers, you must go because yeah, we want documented people. So there’s a crime here. We must know how to investigate what I’m asking for. I get wrongly accused of things that are phobic. I’m just asking people to follow the laws of the country.”

He added that South Africa should be an illegal immigrant free zone.