Xenophobic attacks in South Africa
The new Xenophobic attack in South Africa has made Nigerians reeling with reactions
and calling out the President Muhammadu Buhari regime to stop the murdering of Nigerians in South Africa.
South Africans plunges a new attack on businesses of foreigners including those from Nigerian,
breaking down shops possessed by non-inhabitant of South Africa.
Nigerians have taken to social media to express their grief,
about the continual xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in their country.
“Thunder strikes: South Africans will attack Nigerians. A Tanzanian kills a South African:
South Africans will attack Nigerians. President Cyril catches a cold: South Africans will attack Nigerians.
Police officers sell drugs: South Africans will attack Nigerians,” Said Olawale Ebenzy, a Twitter user with the handle @ebenzt_
Another user, Sally @is_salsu tweeted: “This #Xenophobia attack on Nigerians in South Africa is saddening.
Our brothers and sisters do not deserve this no matter what.”
Dennies Kiplimo, who tweets @itsSharks15, called for unity among African nations while condemning the attacks on Nigerians
“Hey South Africans, the recent acts of #Xenophobia are so disheartening. Please let us all live together as Africans.
I can assure you that South Africans in other African countries live in peace. I hope this ends,“ he said.
Many also called on the Nigerian Government to act resolutely on the issue.
Herry Shield @henryshield pleaded the president to summon the South African Ambassador.
“Dear President @MBuhari, this is beyond your Minister for Foreign Affairs and SA Diaspora.
You need to summon the South African Ambassador to Asorock immediately.
Your citizens are being killed. For once, act like a President! #Xenophobia,” he tweeted.
Eneyo Uchente said:
“These attacks have been on for a long time, Nigerians in SA have cried, others home have wailed..
Yet no definitive action has been taken…We are tired of all these political statements…Nigerians need to see actions,
the govt. need to hold the govt. of S.A accountable.”
“@MBuhari I hope you are seeing all these being done to Nigerians in SA,
this is not a tribal matter so please don’t point fingers now,
we need you to take action since you claim to be a man of action, #Xenophobia,” Angel Benson tweeted.
On also Facebook, Modui Olagunju wrangled why the government has since been quiet over the last attack.
He said: “It is amazing to hear nothing from President Buhari on the gruesome killings, looting, and arson of properties
belonging to Nigerians in South Africa.
“I hope the man, like his handlers, is not of the opinion that
the governors of the respective states of the victims should speak up. After all, all we hear each time we
complain of the sorry state the country is in is that we should leave the president alone and focus on
state governors, local government chairmen, and councillors. Inverted country. Diverted people. Inverted thinking.”
Dawn Daniel, another user on Facebook, asked why the government of the South Africans denies to address killings of foreigners.
“Why is the government of South Africa quiet over the killings of other African countries in South Africa?
South Africa remember u have ur sons and daughters in other parts of Africa.
Remember there’s always a payday cos God is the God of JUSTICE AND JUDGEMENT IF U CONTINUE DOES,
U SHALL REAP WHAT U ARE SOWING BUT IN A GREATER MEASURE!” Daniel wrote.
Last Week wednessday in Japan during the Tokyo conference for Africa Development.
President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa said that his government will take action of the killings of Nigerians in his country.