South Africans Reportedly Renew Attacks On Nigerians

The Nigerian Community in South Africa has reportedly come under fresh attacks from the South African community.

The latest report is contained in a testament of the Nigerian Community in South Africa which claimed that four members are in critical condition and in the hospital.

The revelation also claimed that some shops belonging to Nigerians have been burnt in the renewed attacks by South Africans.

The Chairman of the North West Province chapter of the Nigerian Union, Mr Paul Nwanedo, while speaking during a telephone chat from Rustenburg stated that the attacks against Nigerians began on Sunday.

He further added that taxi drivers in Rustenburg had alleged that a Nigerian abducted and raped a 16-year-old South African girl.

The report further alleged that Nigerians sold drugs to a local gang that attacked their members leading to the renewed attack.

Reacting to the report, Mr Paul stated that the reports are absolutely untrue.

He added: “We have investigated and found out that the allegations are false. The union is worried about the safety of our members in Rustenburg.”

Nwanedo further added that the four Nigerians caught by the taxi drivers were beaten and are in critical condition in the hospital while some shops belonging to Nigerians had been torched.

The President of the Union, Mr Adetola Olubajo, while speaking stated that the matter had been reported to the National Secretariat at Rustenburg.