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2 Nigerians Killed In Joburg & Cape Town South Africa In Renewed Xenophobic Attacks On Foreigners

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2 Nigerians Killed In Joburg & Cape Town South Africa In Renewed Xenophobic Attacks On Foreigners

The numbers of Nigerians killed in South Africa has continued to rise with another two being the latest victims in ongoing xenophobic attacks on foreigners in that country.

The latest victims were stabbed to death during xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg and Cape Town on April 5 and April 6, 2019, respectively.

The Assistant Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Union in South Africa (NUSA), Mr Odefa Ikele, confirmed the killings in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from Johannesburg on Monday.

”The Nigerian community lost two citizens to gruesome murders over the weekend.

”Mr Bonny Iwuoha, 48, from Ihitte/Uboma in Imo state, was stabbed to death at about 11:45 p.m. on April 6, 2019 in Johannesburg South.

”We gathered that his assailants followed him from 152 Hay Street Turffontein, and thereafter, stabbed and killed him in front of his gate at Turf Road, Turffontein.

”The killing was witnessed by Mr Izochukwu Nwokocha, also known as, Nwa Father,” he said.

Ikele said the killing had been reported and a case of murder opened at Booysens Police Station in Johannesburg South.

He said that another Nigerian, Goziem Akpenyi, also lost his life in similar circumstance on April 5, 2019.

”Akpenyi was allegedly stabbed to death by three unknown coloured South African men after an argument with the deceased.

”The incident took place at in Cape Town at about 1 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019.

”These latest killings add to four other Nigerians who were shot dead in March. Three of the victims were murdered in Sunnyside, Pretoria and one in Balfour Park, Johannesburg,” he said.

Ikele said that NUSA was concerned over the incessant killings of Nigerians and worried that the perpetrators had not been brought to book.

According to him, the arrest and prosecution of the culprits by the South African Police would put to a stop the daily killings of Nigerians.

”We call on the Nigerian Government to impress on their South African counterpart that the killings have to be investigated and the culprits prosecuted,” he appealed.



  1. Gebby

    April 8, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    I wish you Nigerians can leave our country alone. U do too much drugs

    • Ace

      April 9, 2019 at 6:46 AM

      @Gebby this is rude of you! Why don’t you tell the Whites enslaving you in your own land to go back to their country!
      I don’t even know what good is in SA that Nigerians are still waiting to tap! It’s a pity the world has gone wild, people don’t have empathy for fellow humans. It’s a sad story

  2. nik

    April 8, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    @Gebby, your countrymen are the enablers, addicts that fuel the trade of drugs and……those innocent men that were killed were doing no drugs!

  3. Stanley Jones

    April 8, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    “We call on the Nigerian government ” at this point in time do y’all in that space have a government? ??

  4. Fifelomo

    April 9, 2019 at 7:26 AM


  5. Rosy

    April 9, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Stop travelling to other countries, Nigeria is better. If you can not make it here in this country, how can you make it where you a foreigner?

  6. Gbenga Adekuajo

    April 9, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    @Gebby Nigerians & other African national resident in your country are never your problem, Your problem is getting your ass to survive on your own instead of relying on government handout pls get a life you little idiot.

  7. Gbenga Adekuajo

    April 9, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    Pls Nigerian abroad should stop asking Nigeria government to always intervene on their before when they run into trouble water abroad. Their is no evidence of governance in Nigeria itself stop kicking a dead house we don’t have government in Nigeria.

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