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Monday, 2 September 2019

#Xenophobia: 3 people killed as South African mob sets Nigerians shops of on fire


Three people have been reportedly killed and many properties destroyed in an attack on foreigners, including Nigerians based in South Africa.

According to Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigeria Union South Africa, the attacks began on Sunday morning in Jeppestown area of Johannesburg. He said the angry mob set a building ablaze in the area.

According to witnesses living on Jules street, the Zulu hostel dwellers were very organised and well-coordinated in looting and burning of any shops/businesses suspected to be owned by foreign nationals.

Olubajo said information gathered by members of NUSA in Malvern area indicated that over 50 shops/businesses were destroyed, looted and burnt overnight.

He added that properties and businesses belonging to foreign nationals worth millions of Rands had been lost to looting and burning in the past week at different locations in Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Olubajo said that there was massive protest march in different parts of Johannesburg which were targeted at foreign nationals, noting that some of the areas affected by the violent protest march were Rosettenville, Turfontein, Germison, Primrose and Silverton in Pretoria.

This comes three days after President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Japan.

Ramaphosa had told his Nigerian counterpart that efforts were in place to stop the attacks on Nigerians.(TheCable)





1 comment:

bright said...

come back home Nigerians

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