UN Special Rapporteur on Migrants visits SA

Posted on January 26, 2011. Filed under: Xenophobia |

Jorge Bustamante, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, has arrived in South Africa for an official visit 23 January until 1 February, and will release a report on the conditions he finds in the country. The Department of Home Affairs has released a transcript of a media briefing by Minister Dlamini Zuma on the visit, in which she confirmed that Bustamante will visit Cape Town, Beit Bridge and the Lindela centre, and that the conditions of Zimbabwean migrants in the country had been discussed.

The Sowetan also reports today that Bustamante had a “fruitful” meeting with Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa yesterday, and will continue to meet with senior government officials from different departments. According to the report, Bustamante will not make further comments on his findings until his visit concludes next week.

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