South African Women Married To Nigerian Men Protest In Johannesburg

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August 13, 2013 – South African Women Married To Nigerian Men Protests Discrimination Against Their Husbands & Children

South African Women Married To Nigerian Men Vow To Strip In Johannesburg Over Ill Treatment Of Their Husbands

The latest reports coming from South Africa is that some SA women married to Nigerian men on Monday staged a mass protest to stop the harassment of their husbands and children in Johannesburg.

Mrs Lindelwa Uche, the chairperson of the United Nigerian Wives in South Africa, UNWISA, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria during the launch of the association, Sunday, in Johannesburg.

Uche said that South African society did not take their marriage to Nigerians as serious relationships. Hear her: “Our society does not take our marriages serious, they see our marriages as relations of convenience and perceive us as evil to the society.

“All of us are South Africans married to Nigerians living in South Africa, we decided to come together to fight against stigmatisation, discrimination, and humiliation, against our families by government departments and agency and the officials of the government, the community and our-in-laws.”

The chairperson said that even after an earlier protest march by the members of the association, the Home affairs office still has not taken them seriously.

“We protested against discrimination from home affairs officials in March this year, and since after that protest we have not received any response from the government. We felt before we embark on any further action we should come together and form an association registered by law.

“After the official launch of our association, our next action will be more than just a protest march to the city of Johannesburg home affairs office. It is going to be a protest where we will strip on the street of Johannesburg, so that people and government will know that there is an existing body and that we are not happy with the way our non South Africans husband and children are being treated.

“We also plan to carry our protest to Nigeria, we know that some South Africans also have businesses in Nigeria, if it is necessary we will take actions that will stop South Africa businesses operating in Nigeria. Indeed we are ready to go that far.

“We have been quiet for so long but we cannot can’t take it anymore, for the sake of the future of our children, we have to put an end to this discrimination.”

“If we don’t stand up as daughter of the soil and fight discrimination against our marriages who will, if we don’t stand up and fight for the rights of our husbands when they are being violated and treated shabily by officials of the government and citizens alike who will.

“If we don’t stand up for our children when they are being called derogatory names like “Small lee kwere-kwere” or turning their natives names upside down deliberately by our community in the name of making them feel like aliens, outcast, and unwelcome, or even when their Nigerian aunties and uncles call them bustards, then their future is in jeopardy.

“If we don’t stand up when our countrymen and women, officials and in-law address us as paper wives, gold diggers, stupid and opportunist, who will do that for us, ” Uche queried.

She said the notion that all Nigerians are criminals must be corrected.

“We are in a country of law and order, if anyone is found guilty let the law take its course, we are not saying Nigerians are good or bad, even in the South Africa society, there are criminals and indeed there is no country in the world that does not have criminals,’’ Uche said.

Ikechkwu Anyene, President of the Nigeria Union in South Africa (NUSA), said the association is a good initiative by the women who are suffering discrimination and humiliation because they are married to Nigerians.

“We at the NUSA have been working with them even before the association was registered as a body, we were with them when they carried a protest match to the home affairs office in Johannesburg.

“We will continue to support them to achieve their goal which is to put an end to discrimination by the government officials and their brothers and sisters towards them for being married to Nigerian.

“The initiative is also to unite Nigeria and South Africa and indeed the whole of Africa, to see each other as brothers and sisters and to ensure that we stand by one another,” Anyene said.

He, however, advised the body to carry along all South Africans married to Nigerians irrespective of their tribe and geo-political zone and the tribe of their husbands.

[Report by News Agency Of Nigeria, NAN]

15 thoughts on “South African Women Married To Nigerian Men Protest In Johannesburg

  1. I hope our government will read this. This is very shameful and disrespectful on Nigeria. How can women of the same race as men goes thru all this simply because they are married to Nigerian men. I think in every parts of the world now Nigeria is being seen as bad or even evil. Plz,mr presidents do something about Nigeria situation before it goes from bad to worst!

  2. Can u imagine wot imprudent, how can we be treated with so much humiliation in South Africa of all countries despite all Nigeria government av done for dem? I don’t blame dem at all its d way our govt sold us to dem dat sheep. Even in der embassy here in nig people go thru worse..Mr president correct it before is too late.

  3. i am from east africa when itold to my children i dont have respect for president mandella my son ask why mama? i told him he is the reason south africa they are discriminatin another african countrie because when he was president if he stop it and tell to his people the african contenetnt they fight for south africa and for the sake of us they get the freedom but he didnt do it i am ashmed of mandella

  4. Stupid people…after we’ve lost many great and brave Nigerian armed forces to help them gain independence now they have the guts to treat Nigerians anyhow….God will punish u people and our f**king and stupid leaders dat dnt have sense…idiots

  5. I am don’t knowing d good reasonses of why a giant is insulting to by dwarf. Betweens Nigeria and South Afrika, who was now d giant? Who was now d dwarfs? It didnt clearing 2my eyes!

  6. Wtf wot pics u gat there are those southy women don’t fink so Nigeria and Nigerians facing hard times in popular countries of the world even n S.A anoda father 4rm our mother_land dis z disgusting nd ridiculous what a nation#*May God punish our past nd present leaders Badlucks mtchewws…

  7. Wtf wot pics u gat there are those southe women lol…don’t fink so Nigerian nd Nigerians facing hard times in popular places of d world even S.A anoda father 4rm our mother_land very disgusting and ridiculous wot a nation HE GO BETTER#May GOD punish our past nd present leaders_Badlucks mtchewwws!

  8. Wtf wot pics u gat there are those southe women lol…don’t fink so Nigeria nd Nigerians facing hard times in popular places of d world even S.A anoda father 4rm our mother_land very disgusting and ridiculous wot a nation HE GO BETTER#May GOD punish our past nd present leaders_Badlucks mtchewwws!

  9. It is a pity for Nig even satan call us the worst country in the world , very shameful i regret coming from naija

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