Friday, June 16, 2017

Nigerians allegedly sent out of South African communities

The Nigeria Union in South Africa concerning the subject of Wednesday accused two communities in the country of asking Nigerians to quit their territories. President of the sticking together, Ikechukwu Anyene, said the Kuruman community in Northern Cape province gave Nigerians till Thursday to depart the place. Anyene also said the Klaafontein community, strengthening 5, Johannesburg, has afterward directed landlords not to renew the rent of Nigerians in the place. He said the grievance of the South Africans was that Nigerians were held answerable for some social vices such as illicit drug trade and prostitution. Anyene said a Ugandan, who allegedly raped a woman in Kwazulu Natal Province, was described as a Nigerian in the media. The Nigeria grip held series of meetings taking into account the affected communities as proficiently as police and local authorities just about the recent threats to Nigerians, Anyene told NAN. We have as well as written reports upon these incidents and sent to the Nigerian mission and the South African police. We recommended interventions in sustain the June 16 deadline to the mission and we are waiting for their agreement. The sticking to is terrified that any incident involving non -South Africans are ascribed to Nigerians. The conformity believes that the Early Warning Unit set going on by Nigerian and South African governments has not been operating. We are yet to have any meeting back the ministers of the two countries met. Since later, there have been sustained media propaganda subsequently to our people. Nigerians in South Africa have been subjected to swing forms of attacks, leading to loss of lives and property. Efforts to make a obtain of grip of the Special Adviser to the President upon Diaspora Matters, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, for comments last night proved abortive as her mobile phone remained switched off. Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs refused to comment moreover.

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