Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
Apparently displeased by the xenophobic violence in South Africa, the Pan-Africa parliament is considering relocating its headquarters from the country to any other country on the continent.
One of its members and the Presiding Officer, Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (ECOSOCC) Hon. Joseph Chelingi disclosed this at a civil society organisation/media forum held in Abuja.
He said: “In our meeting today, some members of parliament were advocating that the Pan-Africa parliament relocate its headquarters from South Africa to any other country on the continent because of the development in South Africa as a way of showing their displeasure.”
He stated further, “We are also saddened that our brothers and sisters that we lost lives for, our brothers and sisters that we sacrificed our resources for, our brothers and sisters that we sacrificed our persons for, our brothers and sisters that we sacrificed our dignity and humanity for in order to ensure their freedom, they are now using the freedom that we help them achieved to have the freedom to kill us and isolate us.
“We must all, as good thinking Africans, condemn in the strongest term the kind of impunity action that is taking place in South Africa where other Africans are being considered as foreigners therefore they are not supposed to live there,” Chelingi added
He emphasised that the violence was in total contradiction of the values of the AU, adding that they would continue to pray for the perpetrators that God guides them to recall and appreciate the contribution that the African continent made on their behalf.
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