Batshu outraged as Mmadinare villagers ask to hire foreigners


SELEBI-PHIKWE: Minister of Labour and Home Affairs Edwin Batshu has condemned suggestions by some Mmadinare residents that they should be allowed to hire foreigners temporarily in their farms.

Some residents pleaded with Batshu during a Kgotla meeting in Mmadinare on Monday that they be allowed to employ foreign nationals because they are very effective while Batswana do not want to work for locals.

“Please allow us to hire foreigners temporarily so that they help us in the farms because locals are failing,” said one resident. The employment of immigrants without work permits is an offence punishable by the law but temporary permits can be issued for foreigners to work in the country.

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