Xenophobic Attacks: President Buhari to visit South Africa
In a statement released a few hours ago, President Buhari accepted an invitation to visit South Africa.
According to the statement, President Ramaphosa invited president Buhari to his country during a telephone conversation, in which President Buhari accepted.
The visit is to further talk about Nigerian citizens’ wellbeing in South Africa and to promote trade and investment.
It is coming three days after NANS gives South African companies seven days ultimatum to leave the country.
In a statement issued in Abuja, it states;
Behold, the killings have continued and have even assumed a more dangerous dimension.
This worsening development calls for a swift reaction.
Importantly, we want to call on Nigerians in South Africa to reconsider their stay in South Africa and return home.
Having gone through the first phase without any remorse or practical action to end xenophobic attacks in South Africa, we wish to announce that Nigerian students have decided to take on South Africans the same way they are doing to our people.
We have seen the South African government’s helplessness in reining in their citizens and wish to condemn in unambiguous terms the continued pampering of those involved.
Every nation has its internal crisis; hence no citizen of other countries should be sacrificed for criminal activities of South Africans or any other.
Since Nigerians’ economic prosperity can no longer be tolerated and their lives secured in South Africa, there’s no need also to condone the continued flourishing of South African businesses and her citizens in Nigeria.
Therefore, we wish to officially ask all South African-owned businesses in Nigeria to relocate in the next seven days.
We specifically want Multichoice, MTN, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Shoprite, and others to close their businesses in their interest within seven days.
“In the same vein, we request that South African nationals in Nigeria should return to their home country as we can no longer watch them enjoy peaceful living in Nigeria while our citizens in their country continue to pay with dear lives for no reason other than being resourceful and flourishing in their businesses and career.”
South Africans should henceforth leave Nigeria with all their businesses. Nigerians are not joking about it, and we are giving seven days ultimatum for this action to be carried out. Diplomacy has failed.