African governments, stand up for the voiceless!

The DA strongly condemns the inhumane slave trade of migrant workers in Libya.
This horrid practice is a violation of human rights and we call for urgent intervention by the African Union, European Union and United Nations to immediately appeal to all political stakeholders in Libya to bring an end to this cruel trade.
We demand strong action from officials across the continent to defend the dignity of our brothers and sisters and ensure that justice prevails.
Human life matters and if one is in chains, all of us are in chains.
The DA supports the calls by the United Nations that the slavery auctions should be investigated as possible crimes against humanity, and welcome that the issue will be on the agenda at the AU-EU summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
It is truly disturbing that in 2017 human beings are exploited and abused in this barbaric manner.
The DA calls on African governments to break their silence and stand up for the voiceless.