South Africa calls for the protection of all human rights in Afghanistan

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South Africa has called on authorities to ensure the rule of law and the protection of all human rights in Afghanistan.

This follows scenes that have gone viral on social media of Afghanis trying to flee the capital, Kabul after the Taliban reclaimed it at the weekend.

The South Africa government has appealed to all military groups to exercise restraints to keep civilians and properties safe.

Devastating scenes of desperate Afghani trying to save their lives as the Taliban move in have sent shockwaves across the world.

The International Relations Department says it’s concerned by the plight of thousands of displaced Afghani’s seeking safety and security amid the deepening crisis.

It has called on all parties involved in the internal conflict to search for a solution through dialogue in order to restore sustainable stability and an orderly transition to a new government.

The Department says South Africans needing assistance in the midst of the crisis should use consular services in Pretoria or Pakistan.

International Relations spokesperson Clayson Monyela says the High Commission in Pakistan has begun identifying South Africa stuck in Afghanistan.

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The evacuation process from Afghanistan under way with the aircrafts sent to repatriate British nationals already starting to land back in the UK at RAF Brize Norton.

The government is believed to be ramping up efforts even further in a bid to get more than 1 000 people out of Kabul in the next 24 hours.

600 UK Armed Forces personnel have been deployed to Kabul to assist in joining other Western militaries at airports that are flooded with people trying to flee Afghanistan’s capital.

Around 4 000 of those are believed to be eligible to head to Britain but the Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has raised fears that some may be left behind.