Nigerian Hawker Stabbed By South Africans During Xenophobic Attack In Rustenberg
Feb 16, 2018 – Photos: Nigerian Hawker Stabbed By South Africans During Xenophobic Attack In Rustenberg
The Nigerian Community in South Africa said today that a member was stabbed during a xenophobic attack in Rustenberg, North-West Province area.
The President of Nigerian Union, South Africa, Mr Adetola Olubajo, told our reporter on telephone that the victim, identified as Desmond, was attacked on Feb. 14.
“Desmond is a Nigerian hair piece hawker in Rustenberg, North West Province of South Africa.
“He was attacked on Feb. 14 and sustained multiple injuries. He was rescued when he was about to be set ablaze after being wet with petrol,’’ Olubajo said.
He said that the Nigerian community in Rustenburg was currently living in fear as tension has heightened in the area.
Olubajo said that the union’s executive had visited the city on a fact finding tour and had already spoken to Nigerians in the area.
“Nigerians and their families told us that the situation is very dangerous and that their lives are not safe.
“They also alleged that some group of people were abducting Nigerians and requesting money to bail themselves.
“A Nigerian who couldn’t pay was murdered last month. This same group also looted businesses of foreign nationals, Nigerians in particular,’’ the president said.
Olubajo said the union could not continue to keep quiet on this criminality and xenophobic act meted to Nigerians in South Africa.
He said that there was need for the mission and government to intervene in the matter to avoid further loss of lives and properties of Nigerians.
“There is need for the Nigerian government to engage with its counterpart in South Africa. It’s not correct that those who were attacked and killed are criminals.
“Such statements are misinformation and misleading,’’ he said.
J. B. Hunter
February 16, 2018 at 11:03 PM
XENOPHOBIC Attacks continues despite the coming of a new president in that country called Cyril Ramaphos?
But why does it seem as if Nigerian are hated with passionall over the World presently especially in this fulani aboki herdsman govt.?
WHAR IS OUR CRIME?
I take a stroll…
February 16, 2018 at 11:09 PM
Lets hope the new president of south africa will.tackle this killungs and not the yeye zuma who is corruption personified.
February 17, 2018 at 12:57 AM
u nigerians should leave dt hell of a country before they truncate ur destiny
I lot my parents to xenophobia in Kenya last year.
February 17, 2018 at 4:33 AM
When will they leave this SA?
February 17, 2018 at 6:04 PM
You are hated all over the world , because you are loud, import your bad habits eg bribery, corruption, drugs, scams etc. You brag ,lie etc. You can’t live in an area without everyone knowing you are there. It makes it so difficult for those who want to assimilate and are quiet. It is shameful
February 19, 2018 at 12:01 AM
liars South Afriica or no South Africa these guys are criminal,drug dealers,rapist,they open dirty shops in order to sell their stupud drugs..stop insulting hating on south Africans your Nigerians are hated everywhere,because where ever they go they are looking for where they start iligal businesses..then lie xenophobia my foot,why cant they go back home..you know why cause they are there selling drugs including their stupid president of their union.come to think of it Nigerian government is quite?because they know their ppl are selling drugs in south Africa,south African government is quite why cause they know….let them pack their bags and go..by the way I’m from Zimbabwe I lived in south Africa for 10 years.. if you have ajob in that country no one will disturb you period,if u are a criminal yes they will kill u..let south Africans be criminals in their own country not nigerials…it is their country they can do what ever they want,we Zimbabweans we don’t want Nigerians in Zimbabwe we take the to prison they jnow and our prison is full of them,south Africa their Zuma president was allowing them to sell drugs,mugabe did not allow that in his country..so if south Africa president cant deal with the animals let south African ppl kill them fools..they are loud and veverywhere criminals,igbos from Anambra,Enugu..indubisi,uche,osi,illo,okwy,nonzo kill them south Africa fools