ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe urged South Africans not to identify criminals by their nationality, stressing that “crime, knows no nationality”. Speaking to News24, Mantashe, who was in Zimbabwe, in his capacity as SA’s minister in charge of mineral resources, said: “I always make the point at home and I will make it here: if a national from Zimbabwe commits a crime, he’s not a Zimbabwean, he’s a criminal. You must deal with criminals, not Zimbabweans, that’s my attitude”. Touching on recent vigilante actions, he added that problems arise when locals decide to take the law into their own hands.