Xenophobia – South Africa Gives Nigerians Quit Notice
The President of Nigerian Union in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene has made it known that the South Africans has ordered that the Nigeria citizens living in the two south Africa communities to leave their land with immediate effect.
The President of Nigerian union in South Africa, Ayene Ikechukwu said the Kuruman community in Northern Cape Province has gave Nigeria citizens five days ultimatum (till Thursday) to vacate totally from the community while the Klaafontein community, Extension 5 in J’burg has made it a mandatory to all landlords in the community not to renew any Nigerian house rent again.
They said, Nigerians living in the country are the source of vices. They believed that Nigerians in the country are responsible for social vices like illicit drug transactions, prostitution and other felonious act.
The president added that recently, an Ugandan man raped a girl in Kwazulu, Natal Province but was later revealed to be a Nigerian. He said to the News Agency of Nigeria that the Union has been having meeting with the affected south African communities and with law enforcers and other agencies.
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- “The Nigeria union held series of meetings with the affected communities as well as police and local authorities on the recent threats to Nigerians. We have also written reports on these incidents and sent to the Nigerian Mission and the South African police. We recommended interventions before the June 16 deadline to the mission and we are waiting for their response. The union is worried that any incident involving non-South Africans are attributed to Nigerians. The union believes that the Early Warning Unit set up by Nigerian and South African governments has not been effective. We are yet to have any meeting since the ministers of the two countries met. Since then, there have been sustained media propaganda against our people.”
RECALL: Some months ago, Nigerians were faced with the same threat to quit the South African communities with the theme “Xenophobia”. The news went viral on the internet but was later calmed.
The threat has now been resurrected and this time, it seems they really mean business as they are tired of accommodating more felonious act of our countrymen.