Pretoria - DA's Gauteng premier candidate, Solly Msimanga said his party was not inciting any xenophobic behaviour when it advocated for the securing of borders by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).
He said if anything it showed a sense of leadership and protecting its citizens.
He was speaking during a picket on Wednesday morning at the Department of Defence in the CBD in Tshwane.
He was joined by spokesperson on Immigration, Jacques Julius and Member of Parliament Phumzile van Damme.
They were joined by supporters in their traditional blue regalia.