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Xenophobic Attacks: South Africa Closes High Commission In Nigeria


South Africa has closed its High Commission in Nigeria and  Consulate in Nigeria. The closure was informed by anger against the anti-foreigner attacks in South Africa and protests staged outside the country’s Consulate and its High Commission in Abuja.

South African Consul-General in Nigeria, Sam Monaisa, said in an email to the South African business forum in Nigeria that the closure would remain in force until Thursday.

While the situation in  South Africa has abated, Monaisa was quoted by South African newspaper, Mail &Guardian, as saying that he was concerned about the Nigerians that were being repatriated.

Monaisa, according to the paper said Nigerians are using social media to blow an already tense situation in South Africa out of proportion and stoking emotions.

This, he said, is why Nigerians have maintained that their compatriots were being killed daily in South Africa.

Monaisa warned the forum’s members to stay alert and not move around unnecessarily. South African businesses and citizens became targets of threats and acts of retaliation whenever xenophobic attacks occurred in South Africa, he cautioned.


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