BNFYL wants Batswana students evacuated from SA


The Botswana National Front Youth League (BNFYL) yesterday called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to consider evacuating Batswana students from South Africa because of recent xenophobic attacks.

Speaking at a press conference at the BNFYL offices, secretary general, Arafat Khan said Batswana students should be evacuated until there is guarantee that the situation in South Africa had stabilised. “We are disturbed by lack of decisive action from our government as far as protecting our citizens in that country (is concerned). We are aware that our students mostly staying in Durban have been neglected by government. We call on the government of Botswana to put the lives of its citizens first and evacuate our students who are trapped in this unsafe situation back to Botswana until there is a guarantee that the situation has stabilised,” Khan argued. 

He said the BNFYL is deeply saddened by the recent attacks perpetuated by South Africans against fellow Africans from other countries.

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