Pretoria - The Minister of Sport and
Recreation South Africa, Minister Fikile Mbalula, has welcomed the initiatives led
by SAFA and PSL and the entire sport fraternity leadership in the fight against xenophobia.
Mbalula has urged all peace
loving people to stand together against all forms of attacks to innocent
“Xenophobia is wrong, its inhuman it does
not belong to South Africa or anywhere in the world. Just yesterday, we found
refuge in other African countries when apartheid was in full force. Governments
of other African countries gave us home, fed us and most imported helped in the
liberation of all South Africans. Imagine if when we were in pain they told us
to go home; the freedom we have today would have never been achieved,” Mbalula said.
The stance taken against xenophobia by
the leadership, the teams and supporters in sport yet again signals the
importance of sport in uniting people. Let us all unite in our diversity as the constitution of the Republic of South Africa urges us to.