Allegation of killings of Nigerians in South Africa are not true- South Africa foreign Minister
South Africa foreign minister, Dr Naledi Pandor said today that the alleged killing of Nigerians in South Africa are pure lies.
Pandor said this during a press conference held earlier today in South Africa.
According to Pandor, the statements are the most unfortunate and they don’t reflect the strong relations that exist between the people and the government of South Africa and Nigeria.
Allegation of killings of Nigerians in South Africa are not true- SA foreign
Her full statement below
The protests are said to be in response to alleged killing of Nigerians by South Africans, as you are aware, these allegations are devoid of truth, they are reckless and unwarranted.
“We find these statements most unfortunate and they don’t reflect the strong relations that exist between the people and the government of South Africa and Nigeria.
“Firstly, there is no targeting of any group of Africans in South Africa, secondly, our law enforcement agencies are making every effort to fight crime and arrest criminals” she said.
This is comimg few hours after it was announced that President Buhari will be visiting South Africa on a state visit.
According to the statement released,
President Ramaphosa invited president Buhari to his country during a telephone conversation, in which President Buhari accepted.
The visit is to further talk about the wellbeing of Nigeria citizens in South Africa, and to promote trade and investment.
This is coming three days after NANS gives South African companies seven days ultimatum to leave Nigeria.