South Africa: Anti-Migrant Clashes Kill 1, Injure Several

Nigeria set to evacuate nationals from South Africa

Police minister Bheki Cele on Monday met with executives of major South African businesses, including the retailer Shoprite and MTN, a mobile phone and internet provider, whose operations were targeted in retaliatory attacks in Lagos, Nigeria, last week.

South Africa is host to some 274,000 refugees and asylum seekers, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Officials said most of the ten people killed since last week were South Africans.

Briefly.co.za reported that the government had warned of possible sanctions against South Africa, should the violence continue. Only those who were under distress as a result of the attacks would leave the country, he added.

South Africa, along with other economies across the continent, were dependent on foreign direct investment to sustain and grow their economies.

Buhari has promised that the Nigerian government will act against lawlessness and the targeting of South African assets in Nigeria, the presidency said.

He said that further measures on ending the attacks would be decided by President Muhammadu Buhari after being briefed by the special envoy to South Africa, who just returned to Nigeria.


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, affirms that indeed Nigerians are being attacked in South Africa.

South Africa's leaders should not exacerbate the situation by turning a blind eye to the attacks or making inflammatory statements against African immigrants, they said.

Nigeria last week summoned the South African ambassador to condemn the violence while sending an envoy to meet President Cyril Ramaphosa. Pretoria closed its missions in the oil-rich African giant after it said it received threats. "They have affected us in other countries in which we operate".

While only four MTN outlets were damaged in Nigeria, Shuter on Monday lamented that these outlets were franchise-owned businesses, meaning they were Nigerian-owned outlets.

"The President of South Africa should send a sharp signal to South Africans and the continent by visiting the victims of the Afrophobia attacks to empathize with and reassure them of their safety in South Africa and the government should consider paying compensations for losses sustained in the attacks".

"What's going on?" asked a confused tourist caught up in one of this week's numerous protester-police clashes that have gripped the length and breadth of South Africa.

There were also reports that a group of concerned citizens in Zambia notified police of a peaceful march and gathering at the premises of the South African Embassy in Lusaka.

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