Expats urged to return "and assist in creating a better country," despite crime, etolls, load-shedding and potholes.
South African expats have been urged to return home "and assist in creating a better country."
Speaking at the Homecoming Revolution event at the London Expo 2014 this weekend, several South Africans urged their fellow citizens "to come back where they belong."
Lead SA activist and Head of Crime Line, Yusuf Abramjee, told hundreds of expats at the Olympia Conference Centre in Kensington, London, that South Africa needed their "skill and expertise."
He said the country was plagued by various problems including crime and corruption, poverty, unemployment, etolls, load-shedding and potholes.
"...and let's not forget Nkandla."
"Despite all of these problems, we need you to come back make a difference. We need to all join hands and build a better country," Abramjee said. "Join us and become active citizens."
Abramjee said crime "remained a problem. I am also even not immune to it. In November last year, my family and I were robbed at our home in Pretoria.
"I could have simply given up. I could have put my head in the sand. But, it made me more adamant to fight the crime scourge. We have to all work together and make South Africa a better place," Abramjee added.
He told delegates that the 2014 Crime Stoppers International (CSI) Conference was coming to Cape Town in October. "The world must unite," said Abramjee who is also CSI Vice-President.
He said every citizen "had to play a role. Ask what you can do for your country."
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