More than 50 businesses owned by undocumented foreign nationals shut down

18 May 2020

MEC Dube-Ncube commended members of the public, who are supplying the department with information, that has led to this operation.

Inspectors from the Department’s Business Regulations and Consumer Protection Unit are dealing with a sweeping wave of lawlessness in various parts of the province.

A partnership by the Department of Employment and Labour, Home Affairs’ Immigration Unit, Durban Metro Police, Crime Intelligence and other law enforcement agencies resulted in more than 50 foreign owned businesses being shut down, recently, for allegedly selling expired goods and operating without licenses in the Durban Central District.

MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, said, “What is more concerning is that during this operation, inspectors also found illegal banking of money in Victoria Street. In addition, it is disturbing that undocumented foreign nationals have been operating freely and flouting lockdown regulations. More than 20 undocumented foreign nationals have just been arrested and are being processed at the Durban Central police station.”

MEC Dube-Ncube commended members of the public, who are supplying the department with information, that has led to this operation.

“We have made a decision that over the next two days law enforcement agencies will intensify intelligence-driven operations. We want to protect our economy and innocent consumers,” she said.

Source: Rising Sun at https://risingsunoverport.co.za/85674/more-than-50-businesses-owned-by-undocumented-foreign-nationals-shut-down/