Mozambican importers advise against traveling to South Africa

Importadores moçambicanos desaconselham viagens para a África do Sul

The Mozambique Small Importers Association (Mukhero) today called on its members to avoid entering South Africa, due to the risk of violence, following demonstrations that began today in the neighboring country.

?there is no point in crossing the border into South Africa? said the president of Mukhero, Sudekar Novela, to Lusa.

Novel warned of the danger of ?immediate death? for foreigners in South Africa, due to the violence that usually characterizes protests in the country and the xenophobia that accompanies such actions.

Citizens of other countries that depend on imports from South Africa ?cannot come in at this time? he stressed.

The president of Mukhero warned of the possibility of a food shortage in Mozambique, as the country depends on South Africa for supplies of various goods.

The situation, he continued, will be aggravated by the fact that Mozambique has compromised agricultural production due to the impact of the recent natural disasters.

Since today South Africa is experiencing a general strike called by the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, led by Julius Malema, against the electricity crisis, crime and high unemployment.

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