Xenophobic Attacks: Why Nigerians are being killed in South Africa, revealed
Written by Ibraheem Sikiru
Published on 9/4/2019 6:37:25 AM
The series of xenophobic attacks on the citizens of Nigeria residing in South Africa is seasonal and on increase. Hundreds have been killed, illegally by the South Africans who would not give cogent reason for the inactions. The fault of the South Africans could be lay low but that of the government seems discouraging. In this article, we listened to a Nigerian who had once lived in South Africa and abandoned the country when his close friends who are citizens of South African told him why Nigerians are being killed in South Africa.
South African government, except in 2011 when the then Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan exchanged the unusual deportation order given on Nigerian citizens by expelling some South Africans from Nigeria, the government of South Africa has never found anything wrong in the habit of their killers citizens. The government would not give a condolence statement, less to talk of visit. The most disgusting one is of the recent, when South Africans security men watch with pleasure as their citizens burnt a Nigerian to ash.
The government seems in support of their citizens and in promotion of the Xenophobic attacks.
According to our guest, who would not want his name be printed for reasons well known to him, Nigerians are being killed in South Africa because of the reasons stated below:
"I lived in South Africa for sometime and I can say a thing or two about them.
"An average South African male is an illiterate and hate Nigerians passionately. Allow a South African male to choose between Satan and a Nigerian, he will chose Satan without regret.
"This hatred is nothing else but for economic reasons. An average South African male till this day doesn't understand how a Nigerian will come to South Africa and in months, he is already working and in few years setting up businesses while himself is struggling to make ends meet.
"For him, it is unacceptable. Nigerians must be using some kind of voodoo one South African told me at retail park in waterkloof. Nigerians drive the finest cars and above all f**ks the most beautiful of South Africa girls. To him, this cannot continue and it must be stopped.
"By our nature as Nigerians, we are loud and determined and most times South Africans interpret this as domineering. Nigerians are taking away our businesses and our women you would here. For them, this African Brothers must be stopped by all means. We must send Nigerians away.
"An average South African black male is jobless, depraved, a drunk and hopeless. He is entrench in crime and have no problem raping his sister, mother and grandmother. This is a regular occurrence in South Africa. So, taking the lives of Nigerians means nothing to him.
"Hand an average South African black male the shops he is looting to run, he will sell and use the proceeds to drink alcohol and buy drugs. Don't get me wrong, their are good South African black males, but they are the educated ones and are in the minority.
"I have seen people talk about Nigerians leaving South Africa. Lets be clear, it will not happen. Do you know how many Nigerian businesses are in Johannesburg? Do you know how many Nigerian run hospitals are in Pretoria? Do you know how many Nigerian run saloons, car shops are in South Africa?
"Nigeria and South Africa cannot be separated no matter how hard we try. The bond between both countries is deeper than what we see in the surface. Aside businesses and historical alliances, thousands of Nigerians are married to South Africans. No one can break this alliance.
"Let's be clear also. Too many Nigerians are doing crime in South Africa. This crime ranges from online fraud to hired assassins. You cannot enter a country and then constitute nuisance. In Johannesburg, too many Nigerians are into drugs and online fraud. This people are giving Nigerians who are doing legit business a bad name. But the government of South Africa must step in and deal with this decisively. Diplomacy is the only way out of this.