On Monday, Mbeki– former president took over from Judge Bernard Ngoepe- as a chancellor at one of the world’s highly recommended learning institutions UNISA.
In delivering his acceptance speech attended by ministers and academics, Mvuyelwa (Mbeki’s middle name) lurched on xenophobic attacks: “All of us know that our country faces many socio-economic challenges. Not any of these problems will be solved by attacking foreign immigrants.”
“South Africa should not forget the enormous sacrifices made by other African counties in South Africa’s fight for liberation.
Mbeki said the country should not characterise African migrants as criminals.
Communities should report incidents of crime‚ regardless of the nationality of the perpetrator‚ to the police.
“The SAPS has an obligation to follow up on all crime reports‚” Mbeki said.
Nzimande also apologized to Mbeki for all the wrong-doings in the past and commended him on his new role.
Judge Ngoepe who is a tax ombudsman, retires from the post after 15 years at the helm.