Saturday, February 18, 2017

South Africans attack Nigerians in Photo credit: , loot, burn their businesses (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Screenshot from video posted to Twitter by Lindiwe Sithole
The Nigerian Community in South Africa has confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday.

Ikechukwu Anyene, president, Nigeria Union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria, South Africa, that the attacks began at 4.00 a.m.

He said the union had reported the incident to the Nigerian mission and South African police.

“As we speak, five buildings with Nigerian businesses, including a church have been looted and burned by South Africans.

“One of the buildings is a mechanic garage with 28 cars under repairs, with other vital documents, were burned during the attack.

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Photo credit: Gabi Mbele (Twitter)
Screenshot from video posted to Twitter by Lindiwe Sithole
Screenshot from video posted to Twitter by Lindiwe Sithole

“Also, the pastor of the church was wounded and is in the hospital receiving treatment,” he said.

Mr. Anyene said the union had informed Nigerians in South Africa to be vigilant in the face of renewed xenophobic attacks.

According to him, the union received information that there will be xenophobic attacks against foreigners on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23.

“We began taking precautionary measures when the incident took place today.

“The attack in Pretoria West is purely xenophobic and criminal attack because they loot the shops and homes before burning them,” he said.

Mr. Anyene called on the Federal Government to persuade its South African counterpart to protect Nigerians in their country.

“These attacks should not be allowed to continue because it is a big setback,” he said.


  1. Lazy, terrorist, jealous, black South Africans, destroying, burning and looting.

  2. shame on these lazy cants south africans for these criminal behavior, they should know that one day they will meet their end... wickedness is what make africa to occupy the back seat in the world today...Africans should change their hate attitude towards fellow africans, is a shame they treat they brothers in these evil way

    1. What can we say now? The situation of Nigeria is unbearable, citizen move out to search for green pastures all over the world but now the reversed is the case. I think it's high time all Nigerian citizen need to fight for their rights in order to rebuild our great Nation. Anyone who has been in government since 1980 must leave the office as soon as possible so as to make Nigeria a better place. Enough of all these rubbish. Obasanjo & Co must keep their mouth shut and all of them must Not involve themselves in the affairs of Nigeria government any longer, then Nigeria will be a better place to stay.

  3. Disgusting. What goes around comes around.

  4. Nigerians shall one day come home to live better than in these ungrateful xenophobic countries like South Africa. South Africans have forgotten so quickly. Shame on them.