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Jacob Zuma copies Donald Trump, bans 9 African countries from entering South Africa

*We don’t want our neighbours again, they should go

*We shall expel them after vetting

South African president, Jacob Zuma, has pulled another controversy out of his bag. The latest controversy which the diplomatic community called a “massive shocker” came from announcing an immediate ban to all citizens of his nation’s neighbours, Southern Africa just like American President, Donald Trump did.

Effective immediately, citizens from these countries will no longer be allowed in South Africa in what Zuma called a temporary freeze. The nations to be affected are Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The news was met with resistance from various stakeholders and diplomats from the affected countries are said to have called an emergency meeting to deliberate on this policy.

Speaking form the parliament, Jacob Zuma said the countries in Southern Africa are responsible for the rampant job loss among local South Africans.

His words: “I want South Africans to have jobs before others but it’s the other way round. Why should my child suffer while my neighbour’s child eats in my field?” Zuma said.

Another reason that Zuma highlighted was the alarming crime rates. He said foreigners from neighbouring countries commit crimes and run away from their countries, mostly illegals.

“All foreigners currently in South Africa from the affected countries will be vetted and if found to have contravened, they will be sent home immediately”, he announced.

There was no word on how the affected countries would respond to Zuma’s shock announcement.

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