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Xenophobic Attacks Caused By Lazy South Africans Envious Of Hardworking Foreigners Achievements

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Xenophobic Attacks Caused By Lazy South Africans Envious Of Hardworking Foreigners Achievements

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March 4, 2017 – Nigerians In South Africa Says Attack On Foreigners Caused By Lazy South Africans Envious Of Hardworking Foreigners Achievements

The Xenophobic attacks recent carried out by South Africans on foreigners had long been expected. As early as January, Nigerians living in South Africa were alerted to the possibility of an attack by their hosts.

And, when the South Africans carried out the plot in the early hours of February 24, Nigerians, who had prepared themselves for any eventuality, were spared the loss of lives, which had been their lot in previous attacks.

As he watched the violent attacks on television, Femi, who pleaded that his full name should not be used for security reasons, realised that he and other Nigerians owe their lives to the benevolence of some of their hosts. Femi, who has lived in the former apartheid colony for five years now, said Nigerians now live in fear of attack every day.

Weeks after the latest waves of attacks on foreigners by South Africans, Femi, who trades in accident cars, is yet to get over the trauma of the ugly incident.

Recalling his experience, he said:

“We had information from people close to the South Africans that they were going to attack us.

“They normally say they are going against illegal immigrants.

“The week before the last attack, they came to a mechanic workshop owned by a Nigerian. The place is called Embassy, on Christophel Street in Pretoria. They burnt 28 cars in that shop.

“On 24th of the month, they marched around from Attridgeville down to Pretoria West. During the march, they were destroying and looting shops. It was chaos.

“I stayed in Pretoria West, and I was indoor throughout. I switched on the television to monitor what was happening. The experience was horrible. You can imagine watching people moving round and attacking your people. I don’t pray to go through such experience again.

“At a stage, the immigrants, Ethiopians, Somalians and Nigerians, decided that they would fight back, because even though the South Africans and their police know the drug peddlers and the prostitutes, they still go ahead to attack foreigners who go about their legitimate businesses. “

Femi says he no longer feels secure in South Africa. “I am just trying to get myself together and go back to Nigeria or relocate to a more peaceful country,” he said with a tinge of sadness.

The story was the same for Seye Oladeji. For him, living in Pretoria West in the last 10 years has been a tough decision.

Like other Nigerians, Oladeji survived the latest attack because some friendly South Africans told him of an impending attack.

He said:

“I was indoor all through the period of the attack. I have been in South Africa since 2007. I witnessed it in 2008. I know how they are.

“Two houses close my residence and belonging to Nigerians were burnt. It was a really traumatic experience.”

However, despite the trauma and loss foreigners go through in South Africa, he is not ready to quit. With his firm understanding of the country and its people, Oladeji said he would always get by in the midst of the violence.

“Some of us know how to go around when they are doing all these. I get by,” he said with a sense of assurance.

Ezechukwu Emmanuel lives in Durban, South Africa. For eight years, he had learnt to relate with the people around him with suspicion. Although the last orgy of violence was largely restricted to Pretoria and its suburbs, Emmanuel said most Nigerians in the country feared for their lives while the attack lasted.

“I don’t really know why these people are doing this to us. We go about our businesses legally, but they are envious of our achievements and they want to kill us,” Emmanuel said.

[The Nation]



  1. Endurance

    March 4, 2017 at 5:23 AM

    South african government is playing with fire they would never be able to extinguish. It appears south african government is fully backing the xenophobic attack on other nationalities. Jacob Zuma hasn’t released any speech condemning this attacks nor has he put any security measure in place to dismantle this cell of gang criminals causing this mayhem on other law abiding nationalities in south africa. A lady sent a video to me last night showing how a very fearsome looking-guy from south africa whom I presumed to be one of their gang leader saying with determination that they will continue to kill other nationalities in a speech that lasted about 10 minutes. The fact is that, the people of south africa will not be able to contend with the reprisal attacks when it begins. They have to be seriously cautioned and be warned to desist from this evil and the senseless attack that primarily target only their fellow blacks and not the white people that also migrated from other countries. It is really a shameful thing to attack other nationalities because of their economic advantage they labored for over the years. Not all south africans are killers but those who do that are senseless set of criminal gangs,lazy fools,racist who are still living in a very shocking primitive way of life. You south africans should prepare for what is to come unless you renounce your violent attack on Nigerians and other people.

    • Laura

      March 4, 2017 at 7:15 AM

      honestly mehnnnn…

  2. Laura

    March 4, 2017 at 7:14 AM

    These mumu south Africans should better go and learn somefin doing that will give deem good life instead of the unruly jealousy towards hardworking Nigerians, if they think its easy let them travel out of their country and try to survive by hustling, i dnt know why they will be this wicked despite the love, Nigerians are showing to dem, …. this is bad.

  3. fifelomo

    March 4, 2017 at 11:46 AM

    I quite agree with you, @Endurance.

  4. Big Aunty Koks

    March 4, 2017 at 1:29 PM

    Success attracts battles everywhere. But this South Africans should truthfully advice themselves. Formerly they blamed the whites for economically oppressing them. Then apartheid was abolished and these people sat there waiting for manna to fall into their mouths and who to help them swallow the food. If opportunities abound in your country and you fail to seize it and make life better for yourself, it is not fair to play the ostrich and blame Nigerians and other nationals. Don’t kill them, rather befriend them and learn from them the secrets of their success.

  5. Vivienne B

    March 4, 2017 at 4:31 PM

    I’m a Nigerian female, living in London, UK. In my previous experiences with South African women (and Zimbabwean women) they’ll wanna “attach” themself to you and they’ll borrow your clothes, shoes and money… they’ll use and abuse you, then leave you high and dry. I personally avoid them at all costs due to bad experiences. I wasn’t surprised when I read online they’d been killing Nigerians living in their Country. They (South African and Zimbabwean women) LOVE Nigerian men (especially Yoruba men) because Yoruba people tend to be very well integrated, enlightened and educated.

    So sorry for all the Nigerians who lost their lives. I hope very soon Nigerians will all move back to Nigeria and fix that hell-hole of a place instead of running away overseas. I mean, think about it this way, some Nigerians were deported recently from Libya! Libya! Of all places!

    I weep for Motherland Nigeria.

  6. fazil

    April 10, 2017 at 11:39 AM

    sad thing to hear…. from india

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