Xenophobic attack rocking South Africa leaves 3 Nigerians injured

A new wave of xenophobic attack rocking South Africa has left three Nigerians contused and seeking refuge at a police office.

The attack started off within the early hours of Tuesday Oct twenty two, at completely different locations of Witbank, Mpumanlaga Province of South Africa.

Mr Odefa Ikele, the advocate of the African nation Union South Africa (NUSA) who confirmed the incident aforesaid some Nigerians who were attacked by a gaggle created from community members and taxi drivers are currently seeking refuge at Witbank police office.

The contemporary xenophobic attack against Nigerians is coming back weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari visited South Africa, career for the protection of Nigerians and different foreign nationals living within the country.


The attacks against foreigners in South Africa was planned by criminals -Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, South Africa’s Defence Minister on Monday Sept nine aforementioned the attacks against foreigners in South Africa was planned by criminals.

Also commenting on the death of 2 individuals throughout a clash in city CBD on Sunday Sept eight, Nosiviwe thoroughbred that the incident could have been avoided.

She told eNCA: “People are saying it’s xenophobic attacks (but) it is not the first time we’ve had them within the past. Here, we’ve criminals that have browse matters and are aware that we have challenges immediately.

“We have talked on the problems of high rate of unemployment, of some foreign nationals who don’t seem to be conducting themselves in an acceptable manner as we might expect, those breaking the bylaws of the country, and you currently have criminal components who have set that we are aiming to use all of these things to search out reasons to attack individuals. it’s unfortunate and will not happen.

“The reality is that we’d like to possess a significant dialogue concerning what’s happening, we should take responsibility. The fact is that we are an angry nation and that we should point out it.

“Why are we an angry nation? Why are we therefore determined to collapse our project of nation building and social cohesion? we’d like to carry hands along between government and every one state entities and also the civil society and notice solutions to what’s happening.”

The Defence Minister additional South Africa as an angry nation and conjointly insisted that the govt. can’t stop the violence.

“The reality is that we’ve an angry nation. What’s happening will never be prevented by any government. This can be well orchestrated by criminal components. Nothing political whatever.

“People are saying some heads of state set to not attend WEF; we should always be talking concerning why this physical object is coinciding with the globe Economic Forum,” Mapisa-Nqakula aforementioned.