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Friday, April 19, 2019

Tales Of Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa

I left Nigeria and came to South Africa in 2003. I left Nigeria out of frustration because I didn’t complete my apprentiship that I was sent to do by my parents since I couldn’t get job after school. I wanted to join my step brother in Canada but he would keep telling me to wait and until my patience ran out. In fact I came to South Africa as my last hope of making it in life because I have seen boys that came back from SA, rocking hard their fancy toys and spraying their cash, I wanted a piece of that so I made preparations and left for SA.


Mind you that this Xenophobic attacks have been happening in South, it’s just that it wasn’t as noticed as it is now, but we living in SA were very much aware of the danger we were in. But I will expose all the evil deeds and doings that have been going on in SA by these Zulu people. I lived in Turffontein. Sometime ago in 2005 I witnessed a Nigerian beaten to death, the picture wasn’t clear to me then as I thought it was just a thief being lynched to death. When I enquired, I discovered that it was just a mere brawl over a woman that led to this.

Fast forward to 2017, it became very dangerous for foreigners to walk alone on a lonely and quiet street. I witnessed series of attacks on the streets of South Africa, the most gruesome ones were to watch from a balcony window how 3 men will accost a foreigner walking on this lonely streets and drive a dagger into his several times then leave him for dead. This particular act extended to other lonely streets in SA. As a matter of fact I almost became a victim one day if not for the dagger that I learnt to be keeping in my pocket.

The truth is SA government is in support of the xenophobic killings in the country. The president will come out to condemn the violence but yet he does absolutely nothing to prevent it, which is why the South Africans are so confident in carrying out all these attacks because their police give them free passage after attacking their victims. How else can you explain it when crowd of people can gather in front of a police station and start dragging foreign prisoners out one by one and be stoning them to death?

These South Africans are bunch of angry and frustrated people who can derive anger from anything. They are angry that Nigerians are stealing away their women, their jobs, their houses, their businesses and the list goes on…
They blame other foreigners but themselves for their short comings and their inability to be creative.

The death toll of Nigerians killed in South Africa has continued to rise, with another two to mention a few being the latest victims in ongoing xenophobic attacks on foreigners in that country. The latest victims were stabbed to death during xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg and Cape Town on April 5 and 6, 2019, respectively.

Mr. Bonny Iwuoha, 48, from Ihitte/Uboma in Imo State, was stabbed to death at about 11:45 p.m. on April 6, 2019 in Johannesburg South.
We gathered that his assailants followed him from 152 Hay Street Turffontein, and thereafter, stabbed and killed him in front of his gate at Turf Road, Turffontein.
The killing was witnessed by a neighbor known as Mr. Izochukwu Nwokocha, also known as, Nwa Father.
The killing had been reported and a case of murder opened at Booysens Police Station in Johannesburg South, but it’s all going to end up a wild goose chase.

The most painful part is that the Nigerian government will hear all these and yet choose to fold their arms and just be watching, because no Nigerian life matters at all, to them we are just bunch of animals who gets slaughtered anytime and anywhere and nobody questions anything while our leaders are only focused in winning their elections and looting their money.

But if the South African and Nigerian governments cannot save our people being murdered anyhow that are living in diaspora in South Africa and every other country of the world, we shall start a campaign on xenophobia.


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