Former President Goodluck Jonathan reacts to xenophobic attacks in South Africa


Former president Goodluck Jonathan reacted to South Africans attacks on foreigner in South Africa.

In a statement released while speaking at the international peace summit in Sao Tome and Principe.

He said Africans must treat one another as brothers and sisters to make meaningful progress.

 According to Jonathan, African Nations should never allow their relationships with one another to degenerate to the level whereby visiting fellow Africans are met with violence.

Three Nigerians were killed on Monday during an attack on foreigners in South Africa.

One of the people killed was burned alive.

The attack on foreigners started on sunday morning, where angry mobs stormed foreigners businesses and  Loot.

The attacks is believed to have been carried out by the Zulu hostel dwellers.

One of Nigerian businesses affected was a Nigerian car dealer whereby his businesses was set ablazed.

The attack spread across the second day before the security operatives got involved, dispersing the angry Mob.

Meanwhile the leader of South African Economic Freedom Fighters, EFF, in a statement condemned the attack.

He said whether you are from South Africa or Zimbabwe, this is your home. He therefore calls for an end to self hate. He said; Africa we are one, Nigerians are our brothers.

This is coming three weeks after National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) came out in numbers to lock down South African companies in protest of the Xenophobic attack on Nigerians.

NANS shut down Stanbic Bank in Abeokuta, and Shoprite in Sango Ota, all in Ogun State.

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