South Africans are freshly outraged by the swearing in of a Chinese woman into the South African parliament.
According to eyegambia; The appointment and swearing-in of a Chinese immigrant, Xiaomei Havard by the ruling African National Congress (ANC); has so far sparked outrage among many South Africans with the hashtag #NoChineseInSAParliament trending on Twitter in South Africa.
The widespread movement objecting her appointment has been joined by top officials like; Mr. Zungula, President and representative of the African Transformation Movement (ATM) in the South African Parliament who asked the following question on Twitter; “If a black person born in China can never be a member of the Chinese Parliament… Why does SA allow a Chinese-born person to be a member of the SA Parliament, and make laws for South Africans?”
However, Xiaomei Havard, now a legally recognized member of parliament was sworn in on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021; to take the position of Cde Jackson Mthembu and represent the Gauteng province where she has lived for a couple of years now.
The ANC party announced the candidature of the Chinese together with some other four members; in an official communique which stated that the appointment was necessitated by the “passing on” of some Members of Parliament.
“The African National Congress in Parliament welcomes the appointment of five new members to fill vacancies in the National Assembly. These vacancies arose from the passing on of ANC MPs [..] and Minister in the Presidency…” A letter from the Office of the ANC Chief Whip, Hon. Pemmy Majodina said.