A Nigerian man attacked and murdered in South Africa after Super eagle’s win
In continuance A Nigerian man, known as Emeka, has been murdered in South Africa, hours after the Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
According to statements, the conflict happened, this morning, in Motherwell, and no reason has been specified to the murder. The matter has been taken to the appropriate authorities as people await immediate action.
The Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said that the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa was driven by hate speech and misinformation.
Dabiri-Erewa who stated this during a television programme tagged: ‘The Osasu Show’, pointed out that South African politicians fueled the attack by telling their citizens that foreigners, including Nigerians, were taking their women and jobs.
The ex-House of Representatives member who rues the attacks on Nigerians and the looting of their properties, admitted that though there were foreigners who commit crime in the rainbow country, and could be dealt with, but not by discriminating against Nigerians or any other race or country.
She said if South Africa wanted to fighting crime, it should fight it squarely not fighting brothers and sisters who are legitimately working in their country.
According to Human Right Watch and African Diaspora Forum, “Authorities in South Africa should urgently investigate, and arrest and prosecute those responsible for a spate of violence against foreign nationals in Durban from March 25 to April 2, 2019.
Violence against foreign nationals appears to be on the rise amid political tensions in the lead-up to national elections scheduled for May 8. “Apart from its call for an end to attacks on foreign nationals, the South African government has done little to ensure the arrest and prosecution of those responsible,” said Vusumuzi Sibanda, chairperson at the African Diaspora Forum. “Strong action is needed to show there are consequences for such acts before there is another round of violence against vulnerable foreign nationals.”