Xenophobia: South Africans Attack Nigerians Again

South Africans living in Mpumalamga province have attacked Nigerians in a fresh wave of xenophobic violence. The leadership of Nigerian Citizens In South Africa (NICASA) and Nigeria’s Consular General to South Africa are also on their way to Witbank in Mpumalanga province to gather more information on the attack. This fresh attack comes a few weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari visited South Africa and called for the protection of Nigerians and other foreign nationals living in the country. Buhari during the visit also condemned the xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg, South Africa’s capital which led to the looting of shops owned

By |October 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Buhari accepts South Africa’s apology for xenophobic attacks

President  Muhammadu Buhari on Monday accepted South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa’s apology to Nigeria over the persistent xenophobic attacks against Nigerians. The President, who described the attacks and violence as “very unfortunate”, assured that the relationship between the two countries “will be solidified”. President Buhari received President Ramaphosa’s Special Envoys – Dr. K. Mbatta and Jeff Radebe – who delivered their leader’s message at a meeting in Aso Villa, Abuja. They were accompanied by South Africa High Commissioner to Nigeria Bobby Monroe. The President recalled that Nigeria made great contributions to the anti-apartheid struggles, which were not known to many

By |September 17th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Xenophobia: The man who ignited the fire

This is the man whose campaign ignited the latest xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa. Zweli Ndaba leads a group called the Sisonke People’s Forum. Ndaba, according to the Mail and Guardian of South Africa, mobilized hostel residents in Johannesburg and the All Truck Drivers Foundation to organize a national shutdown. His resort to the mobilization followed the alleged failure  of  Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba, Gauteng Premier David Makhura, the national and provincial police and other government departments to grant him audience when he wanted to make them  act on  rising crime levels, unemployment, the housing shortage and the

By |September 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Killing Of Nigerians In South Africa ‘Absolutely Unacceptable’ – Osinbajo

The attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa have continued to generate more criticism from prominent individuals and groups in Nigeria. While President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a special envoy to meet with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the attacks were reckless. Professor Osinbajo spoke to reporters in Kano State while answering questions on the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. “This is absolutely unacceptable and unconscionable,” he was quoted as saying in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande. He added, “Let me say first that these recent

By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Xenophobic Attack: South Africans are behaving like loose cannon- Senator Tofowomo

Says FG must sanction South African government Immediately Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South at the Senate, has called on Federal Government of Nigeria to sanction South Africa Government immediately over xenophobic attack on Nigerians and other Africans. In a statement by Akinrinlola Olumide, his media Aide, the Ondo South Senator described the frequent attack on Nigerians by South Africans as a war against Nigeria. He added that, the government of South Africa did not do enough to protect Nigerians who stood by them during the apartheid era. The Senator also said that South African government has lost control; thus,

By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Lawan to S/Africa: Nigeria will no longer condone xenophobic attacks

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Monday condemned the continuous killing of Nigerians in South Africa. He warned that further attack on Nigerians in South Africa would no longer be condoned. Lawan expressed concern that about 118 Nigerians have so far lost their lives in different attacks over the years, out of which 13 were by South African police. A statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, said Lawan spoke when he hosted the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Bobby Moroe. Moroe and his delegation paid the visit to brief the Senate leadership on his government’s

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments
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