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Fresh Xenophobia attack: 4 Nigerians injured, shops burnt in South Africa

Following the renewed assault on overseas nationals residing in South Africa, notably Nigerians, 4 Nigerians sustained accidents within the Mpumalanga Province yesterday.

The President, Nigerian Union, South Africa, Mr Adetola Olubajo, who spoke with nonetheless mentioned no loss of life was recorded in the course of the incident.

The assault is coming barely few weeks after the state go to of President Muhammadu Buhari to South Africa the place the difficulty of xenophobic assaults was mentioned.

Recall that the go to of President Buhari to South Africa was sequel to sequence of xenophobic assaults on Nigerians and different overseas nationals in South Africa.

Olubajo added that foreign-owned companies, particularly by Nigerians, have been burnt down in the course of the assault.

Narrating the genesis of the disaster, Olubajo mentioned the melee began on the early hours of yesterday (Tuesday) when taxi drivers and a few neighborhood members went about attacking foreign-owned companies and foreigners, notably Nigerians.

He added that the attackers moved to the inside of Witbank within the morning round Extension 10 the place 4 Nigerians have been injured.

“There is recent assault in Mpumalanga, one of many provinces, an hour drive from Pretoria.

“The crisis started at the early hours of today. The taxi drivers and some community members went about attacking foreign-owned businesses and foreigners, in particular, Nigerians,” Olubajo mentioned.

Olubajo additional mentioned the South African police couldn’t cease the assault on time, whilst he mentioned normalcy has returned to the world.

However, efforts made by Daily Sun to succeed in the Consul-General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, weren’t profitable.

Adama learn a WhatsApp chat from Daily Sun requesting for info concerning the incident, however didn’t reply as on the time of submitting this report.

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