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Thursday, 15 June 2017
South African communities order Nigerians to leave their territories
communities in South Africa on Wednesday asked Nigerians to quit
Union in South Africa,
Ikechukwu Anyene, said the Kuruman community in Northern Cape
province gave Nigerians till Thursday to leave the place.
also said the Klaafontein community, extension 5, Johannesburg, has
also directed landlords not to renew the rent of Nigerians in the
said the grievance of the South Africans was that Nigerians were
responsible for some social vices such as illicit drug trade and
said a Ugandan, who allegedly raped a girl in Kwazulu Natal Province,
was described as a Nigerian in the media.
Nigeria union held series of meetings with the affected communities
as well as police and local authorities on the recent threats to
Nigerians,” Anyene told NAN.
have also written reports on these incidents and sent to the Nigerian
mission and the South African police.
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.
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.
then, there have been sustained media propaganda against our people.”
in South Africa have been subjected to different forms of attacks,
leading to loss of lives and property.