At least 25 illegal foreign nationals has been arrested for contravening the Immigration Act, Cape Town Police said on Thursday.

The labour and home affairs departments accompanied by the police raided several Cape Town businesses alleged to be employing illegal immigrants after receiving complaints. The raids were conducted in China City in Milnerton and Canal Walk in Century City.

Twenty five illegal foreign nationals were arrested for contravening the Immigration Act.

”Random inspections at places of employment are conducted to ensure employers of foreign nationals comply with immigration laws. Employing foreigners who are not in possession of enabling documents is an offence. The department, working in partnership with other law enforcement agencies, will continue to enforce immigration legislation with no respite.’

The raids were carried out after several complaints were lodged with the departments.

Source: African News Agency/ANA

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South African law enforcement agencies have successfully conducted raids on illegal immigrants in Cape Town, rounding up a total of 25 suspects, authorities said on Thursday.

The raids were launched on Wednesday in two areas frequented by illegal immigrants, said Thabo Mokgola, spokesperson of the Department of Home Affairs.

The 25 illegal foreign nationals were arrested for allegedly contravening the Immigration Act, according to Mokgola.

More illegal immigrants will be arrested as investigations are continuing, he said.

Law enforcement agencies also arrested a manager at one of the restaurants that were visited, said Mokgola.

The manageer, he said, will be charged for contravention of the Immigration Act, which prohibits employment of illegal foreign nationals in South Africa.

Random inspections at places of employment are conducted to ensure that employers of foreign nationals comply with immigration laws, Mokgola said.

Employing foreigners who are not in possession of enabling documents is an offence, he added.

“Those who persist in flouting immigration and labor laws of the country will face the full might of the law,” Mokgola warned.

This is in support of the national drive towards safer communities wherein citizens and documented foreign nationals are and feel safe, he added.

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Illegal Nationals Arrested, including an Employer, as Dept. of Home Affairs Continue Inspections

South African law enforcement agencies have successfully conducted raids on illegal immigrants in Cape Town, rounding up a total of 25 suspects, authorities said on Thursday.

The 25 illegal foreign nationals were arrested for allegedly contravening the Immigration Act, according to Thabo Mokgola, spokesperson of the Department of Home Affairs. He said more illegal immigrants will be arrested as investigations are continuing.

Mokgola confirmed law enforcement agencies also arrested a manager at one of the restaurants that were visited. The manager, he said, will be charged for contravention of the Immigration Act, which prohibits employment of illegal foreign nationals in South Africa. Mokgola went on to say that random inspections at places of employment are conducted to ensure that employers of foreign nationals comply with immigration laws. Employing foreigners who are not in possession of enabling documents is an offence, he added.

“Those who persist in flouting immigration and labour laws of the country will face the full might of the law,” Mokgola warned. He said this is in support of the national drive towards safer communities wherein citizens and documented foreign nationals are and feel safe.

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Media Statement of Immigration and Labour Raids in Cape Town

In response to complaints lodged, the Departments of Home Affairs and Labour, in conjunction with the SA police, conducted raids on businesses employing illegal foreign nationals, in Cape Town on Wednesday, 09 May 2018.

The raids were conducted in China City in Milnerton and Canal Walk in Century City. In total, 25 illegal foreign nationals were arrested for contravening the Immigration Act. The number of those arrested is expected to increase as investigations are continuing. A manager at one of the restaurants that were visited will be charged for contravention of the Immigration Act, which prohibits employment of illegal foreign nationals in South Africa.

Random inspections at places of employment are conducted to ensure employers of foreign nationals comply with immigration laws. Employing foreigners who are not in possession of enabling documents is an offence. The department, working in partnership with other law enforcement agencies, will continue to enforce immigration legislation with no respite.

Those who persist in flouting immigration and labour laws of the country will face the full might of the law. This is in support of the national drive towards safer communities wherein citizens and documented foreign nationals are and feel safe.

Source: Department Home Affairs