POLICY ABANDONMENT EMBARRASSING
ISSUED BY ANNELIZé VAN WYK, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON FOR HOME AFFAIRS
UDM notes that the Department of Home Affairs handed a victory to Lawyers for
Human Rights in a Pretoria High Court challenge yesterday regarding its
controversial asylum policy.
The UDM calls on Cabinet Minister of Home Affairs Mangosuthu Buthelezi and his
Director-General, Billy Masetlha, to finalise the Immigration Policy. Frankly,
the current state of affairs is an embarrassment and highlights a Department in
The UDM expresses its dissatisfaction at this state of affairs as it could have
been avoided if the policies were in place in advance and that the department
should not be run by decree.
In the meanwhile, the department's legal costs amount to millions of rands a
year, with the unfortunate SA taxpayer being forced to foot the bill.
Annelizé van Wyk, MP
UDM Spokesperson for Home Affairs
082 - 557 4184
10 May 2001