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Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Xenophobia: Ezekwesili Petitions South Africa President Over Attack On Nigerians


Former Minister of Education Oby Ezekwesili on Monday, September 2, waded into Xenophobic attack launched against Nigerians in South Africa.

Recall Igbere TV reported earlier that properties including cars which belong to Nigerians in the country, was set on fire by South Africans. Shops belonging to Nigerians were also looted by South Africans as captured in a viral video.

Oby Ezekwesili in her tweets addressed to both President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Buhari, decried the attacks in the country.


According to the former presidential candidate, the maiming and killing of citizens of Nigeria and other African countries in South Africa dishonor everything our collective fight for freedom was about.

She also stated that it is time to get candid as the killings have gone on for long without any effective response.

Read her tweets below;

“Dear President @CyrilRamaphosa and @GovernmentZA, the maiming and killing of citizens of Nigeria and other African countries in South Africa dishonor everything our collective fight for freedom was about. Even as children in Primary School, we played our part. Please STOP IT.

Dear President @MBuhari and @NigeriaGov, it is time to take decisive actions to protect our citizens in South Africa. The maiming and killings have gone on for too long without an effective response. The bilateral relations with South Africa is troubled. It is time to be CANDID.”

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