The opening of the 13th Chinese Community and Police Co-Operation Center in South Africa last week has sparked concerns about China’s growing influence in various institutions across the continent of Africa.Many top South African dignataries gathered in Port Elizabeth to celebrate the opening of the new center, which was established to improve relation and communication between South African police and the local Chinese community. The 3rd Term opening of the Chinese Language Training Program, which teaches law enforcement officers to speak Mandarin, was also celebrated.
Twitter celebrity, Julius Malema authored a post suggesting the Chinese were taking over by opening their own police stations. “Now Chinese are opening their own police stations in South Africa. They have already opened 13 & this one was opened yesterday in PE” Malema tweeted.