President Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans to change their minds on foreign nationals, adding that everyone must be treated in a humane manner.
President Zuma made this call in Pretoria at the official launch of the newly revamped Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Centre in Marabastad in Pretoria.
They are reports that the centre has been marred by complaints about long queues, allegations of corruption and by criminal syndicates.
President Zuma says the newly built Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Centre will ensure that foreign nationals are treated with dignity.
“To guarantee that all clients are treated in a humane and dignified manner.”
Zuma says government will not tolerate corruption in its organisations.
“As well as in the refugee centre documentation process.”
The president says South Africa needs to find a way to balance dealing with these challenges and treating foreign nationals in a humane manner.