You are fuelling xenophobia – FG cautioned SA Minister 

The Federal government has replied the South African foreign affairs minister, Naledi Pandor, over her comment about Nigerians.

The foreign affairs minister of Nigeria Geoffrey Onyeama took to his official twitter to caution Pandor over her statement 

You are fuelling xenophobia – FG cautioned SA Minister

He said

It is precisely this kind of outrageous stigmatisation of a people from senior government officials that fuel xenophobia and embolden criminals.

South African Foreign Affairs Minister, Naledi Pandor, during an interview with eNCA, said majority of Nigerians in South Africa engages in criminal activities like Drug trafficking, Human trafficking and other related criminal activities.

Pandor further said she would appreciate it if Nigerians can address the belief South Africans have and the reality that a lot of Nigerians are drug traffickers in South Africa.

This is coming after Nigeria revealed plans to evacuate Nigerians from South Africa.

According to Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, federal government is planning to evacuate its citizen from South Africa.

Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa has also been recalled for further talk and to evaluate the spate of attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

This is coming few days after Three Nigerians were killed during an attack on foreigners in South Africa.

One of the people killed was burnt 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.

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