A message circulating on social media says foreigners residing in South Africa legally or illegally have been given a month to leave the country and go back to their countries of origin.
The message warned that those who do not leave during the grace period will face xenophobic attacks beginning the 13th of May a week after the elections have been conducted.
The message comes at a time when South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa issued a call for all South Africans to cease xenophobic attacks against fellow Africans.
Read the full message below:
TO ALL FOREIGNERS IN SOUTH AFRICA
We are giving you a month to pack all you bags and leave South Africa, whether you have working permits or not. Just wait for us to vote on the 8th of May, then on Monday the 13th of May we will close the roads, stopping all the taxis every foreign nationals will be dealt with accordingly.
What happened in KZN are just highlights of what we are going to do on the 13th of May . We are kind enough to give you more than a month time to pack yours and go to your own countries peacefully.
We will stop all cars taxis, buses, trains, we are going to enter work places, contract sites, security sites, searching every one , Anyone found without South African ID will be dealt with mercilessly.
It’s been long we sent our request to the government , but it seems our request is being ignored , now we will deal with it our own way.
SO PLEASE BE WARNED AND DO AS I SAY AND SAVE YOUURSELF AND YOUR FAMILIES
DO NOT SAY WE DIDN’T WARN YOU. PACK YOURS AND GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRIES. WE DONT WANT ANY KWEREKWERES ANYMORE, WE ARE TIRED , ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!