Fresh South African attacks: Nigerians suffer injuries, Shops burnt

By Editor on 11/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 126


South Africa President, Jacob Zuma

The Nigerian Community in South Africa says four members are in critical condition in the hospital while some shops have been burnt in renewed attacks by South Africans.

Paul Nwanedo, chairman, Nigerian Union, North West Province chapter told the News Agency of Nigeria on the telephone from Rustenburg that the attacks against Nigerians began on Sunday.

He said that taxi drivers in Rustenburg alleged that a Nigerian abducted and raped a 16-year-old South African girl and also alleged that Nigerians sold drugs to a local gang that attacked their members.

“This is absolutely untrue. We have investigated and found out that the allegations are false. The union is worried about the safety of our members in Rustenburg,” he said.

Mr. Nwanedo said that 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.

“As I speak to you, we are afraid because the attacks have continued and our members are still in hiding.

“We have reported to the police and our national secretariat. We want the safety of lives and property of our people,” he said.

Adetola Olubajo, President of the union, said that the national secretariat had been informed about the incident at Rustenburg.

“Investigation by the union shows that no Nigerians abducted or raped a South African girl. Indeed, no Nigerian has been arrested for the offence and we are worried about the turn of events.

“The lives and property of our citizens in Rustenburg are in danger and there is an urgent need for intervention. We appeal to our mission and Federal government to intervene urgently and save the situation,” Mr. Olubajo said.

The spokesman of the police in Rustenburg, Sabata Mokgwabone, said the reason for the violent protest was unclear but confirmed that “the burnt houses are those occupied by foreign nationals,”

North West Provincial Commissioner of Police, Baile Motswenyane, called on the public to work with law enforcement officials.

“Those who are doing this must know that they are committing a crime and drastic action will be taken, including against our own members who are involved in criminal activities,” he said.

 

 

Source NAN

Posted on January, 11 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Nadal powers into second round at Roland Garros...

Gunmen kidnap American missionary in Kogi, demand N60m...

How own Driver, Security Guard took ex-FUTA Vice...

Like it or not, Magu is going nowhere,...

Dickson stops MEND meeting, as army, police seal...

Jos explosion: 44 confirmed dead, 48 injured

BREAKING: Card Readers fail in Otuoke, Jonathan's PVC...

EFCC clamps down on another Judge, Ajimogobia

Zamfara killings: rein in your children, police warn...
Latest News Police IG sends ex-Lagos CP to Benue as plans to end Herdsmen killings unfolds 'Ailing' Pele collapses, rushed to hospital Herdsmen invasion: Benue People still living in fear, torment, Orthom cries out TRAGEDY: After inhaling poisonous gas, 12 UNIOSUN students collapse in class *Rushed to hospital BREAKING: Salisu pitches tent with Falaye, Okpotu, Ezenwa, eight others as CHAN Eagles battle Libya Catholic Pope weds Flight Attendants aboard Airplane Fire wreaks havoc in Imo, burns Deputy Gov's quarters Falana: Even Ahmadu Bello established ranches *Herdsmen crisis a “cover-up” Teachers' mass sack: Kaduna NUT surrenders, calls off strike BREAKING: Nadal coasts into quarter-final of Australian Open

 

Most Read BREAKING: Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar clinch final Ballon d'Or shortlist, Suarez snubbed (36,092 views) You must release Kanu, give us justice or we keep bombing – Gen. Ben (23,503 views) Seven 'killer' SARS officers arrested in Anambra for murder (21,360 views) I must redeem Ndigbo or die trying – Nwodo *We're quite uncomfortable in Nigeria (20,531 views) Biafra: I’ll lead negotiation with agitators – Okorie *Warns against force (13,623 views) Okorie to Buhari: Your gvt can’t be killing Ndigbo and offering B’Haram amnesty (12,733 views) BREAKING: Again DSS shuns court order, hedges on Kanu's release (11,744 views) BREAKING: Upset, as Ugwuanyi appoints Queen of 419 into cabinet (10,420 views) Biafra: S’East governors, Ohanaeze to meet Buhari over Kanu (9,665 views) Catholic bishops to Mbaka: Your prophesies could be brain wave (9,608 views)

 

News Appointments (133) Business (239) Crime (632) Economy (410) Education (155) Entertainment (83) Fashion and Style (5) General (245) Health (264) Inside Africa (192) Interviews (14) National (629) Politics (1831) Press Releases (3) Religion (119) Security (972) Sports (1744) Technology (19) World News (380)

 

CBN banner advert

Chelsea Outdoor

Veleta banner

FRSC Officials vs Woman Driver on highway

 

 

Newsletters Subscribe to Whirl Wind News newsletters today and get breaking news and updates delivered to your mailbox!

Sign up

 

Advertisement