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Xenophobic Attacks

As a result of the ongoing vicious xenophobic attacks on foreigners, including Nigerians, in South Africa, the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria has announced that evacuation of Nigerians will begin on Monday, April 20th.

According to Leadership, the commission made the announcement via a statement, which read in part:

As from Monday 20th of April 2015, the process of evacuating Nigerians from South Africa will begin as directed by the Federal Government of Nigeria due to the ongoing Xenophobic attacks on black foreign nationals in the Republic of South Africa. To that effect an evacuation register will be open at the High Commission in Pretoria for Nigerians intending to return to Nigeria but cannot afford flight tickets.

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65 Comments

  1. Chyka

    April 18, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Finally! Hmmm

  2. bruno

    April 18, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    they have achieved their useless goal, south Africans you better leave nigeria also, if u don’t want trouble.

    after we nigerians helped u guys during the apartheid period, this is how u repay us. well done

    u can kill ur fellow black man but you can not even insult a white man to his face, black people

    black people, we hate ourselves

    we are probably the most intolerant race in the world. we hate everything. we even hate ourselves.

    • Geeeeeee

      April 18, 2015 at 7:07 pm

      Nawa ooooo,are u now black, i recall u claiming to be white in your comments few weeks ago… hehehhehehee

    • wagamama

      April 18, 2015 at 10:59 pm

      Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians outside……..

      Tribalistic bigotry against Nigerians within……….

      Yep, yep!

      #C.U.R.S.E.D™ Generations.

      (Wonder what the world would be like 2100. Hope I’ll come back as a butterfly or a python or a whale or something)

    • Hadii

      April 20, 2015 at 2:19 am

      Lmao @python

  3. Seriously

    April 18, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Does it extend to other non Black foreigners or just Africans? So, White Europeans, Dutch, Belgium people who took over their lands and pushed them to live in huts, ill stricken poverty, are watching while these idiots kill other Africans. Nelson Mandela was the one keeping the country together, now that’s he’s gone, they bring out their violent nature.

    Black South Africans you will suffer highly and will regret this. SA suffer from the worst inferiority complex and it’s sad to watch them cause more damages to their already existing problems.

  4. Is this news?

    April 18, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Anyway, South African blacks have always been savages!! they were born in desperation, grew in desperation and knew nothing else but savage actions in order to survive their desperate lives in the time of Apartheid!! Thank Goodness the Whites dominated them for years… to make them better animals!! So their actions should not be new to no Africans… It is not rocket science.. These people know nothing else but VIOLENCE!! from CHAKA ZULU to their current animal leaders… This is how they will die.. In savage actions… Nothing good happens to them since the END OF APARTHEID.. they have regressed.. and every time i go to Joburg or Durban.. or Pretoria.. seeing them, i pity them..

    • nene

      April 18, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      gbam. without the whites, SA would be the worst country in africa.

    • Queen

      April 18, 2015 at 7:07 pm

      It’s Shaka Zulu not Chaka Zulu 🙂

    • Sxect

      April 19, 2015 at 3:53 am

      Miss Queen Savage take a seat.

    • eyong

      April 18, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Listen to yourself. What a pity. Eish! The true colors are starting to show. But before you point fingers, just know that it was in Nigeria that the Biafran war happened, and it was in thesame nigeria that less than two weeks ago, a civil war almost broke out. Brother killing brother, over election. Doesn’t that make Nigerians savages also? Smh

      The problems here is not just SA, it is an AFRICAN ISSUE! WE AFRICANS ARE VERY VERY INTOLERANT! XENOPHOBIA has many names o, like, tribalism, homophobia, racism, just to name a few. So, stop fanning the flames of hate, and let’s get down to the real issue here! AFRICANS are Savages! AFRICANS are Animals and unless we CHANGE, we will die from our own BARBARISM!

    • Michael

      April 18, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      From the root of this issue, it’s simple. The Southafricans ain’t just cozy with other black african citizens in their country. Instead of being xenophobic, they should have been so wise enough to announce in someway to or just protest against black immigrants.
      Surely, two wrongs can’t make a right, they are making the issue so tedious for ’emselves by being chaotic. It shows their reasoning faculty is so wack.
      Am pretty sure this can’t happen in Nigeria…dispersing foreigners?? That’s way too much. We kill during elections and all that..every country have their bad eggs in ’em. Afterall, actions are taken regarding the issue when it arises.
      SouthAfrica have lost their integrity and they just dunno it. Am so dissapointed in Jacob Zuma.
      Now, I once loved S.A

    • Author Unknown

      April 19, 2015 at 1:19 am

      Huh? Civil war almost broke out in Nigeria two weeks ago? In reality or in your imagination?

    • enuf

      April 19, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Which civil war? You keep saying ‘civil war almost broke out’. Its either you don’t know what a civil war is or your imaginations are really running wild.
      Nigeria was not at the brink of any civil war. Stop this your false chant

  5. bb

    April 18, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    JESUS look at the insults on our fellow Africans. Savages, animals, beasts, wow this is how we dehumanize people. Do you realize the weight of your words?

    • nnenne

      April 19, 2015 at 3:57 am

      @Micheal…The last time I checked, Nigeria sent Ghanaians packing. Ghana or Cameroon also did that to Nigerians in the past. Notherners burnt businesses of southerners, massacred many, looted their goods, way before Boko Haram, more than once.
      My point? These things have been happening in Africa. Our leaders should find lasting solutions to them. Even when these immigrants are brought home, would their fellow Nigerians ask them to go back to their village and/ or start attacking them for one flimsy reason or the other?
      It is SA today which country would be next?
      We need lasting solutions. OAU over to you.

    • Michael

      April 19, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      @ nnenne, Nigeria were specific while ordering Ghanians, cameroonians to leave not “Every black nation citizens”. There’s a cause for telling Ghanians to go if you can recall #history#. Despite that, Nigerians didn’t kill to order them in leaving, it was by a strict order from the president and that’s what the Southafricans ain’t doing. They’re doing it in the hard way..killing innocent people which is just not fair. It’s so obnoxious.

  6. eyong

    April 18, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Reading some of your comments, I can only shake my head at the Ignorance. Do you think the avaerage south African is out there attacking nigrrians? Most of them don’t care! It’s like saying you hate all muslims becsuse of Boko Haram, it’s not right. A small group of foolish bigots are doin this, and instead of Nigeria to be protesting and pressuring the SA government to properly handle the situation, most of you are making war cries.
    Oya, go and fight the war na, who’swho’s sons and brothers are the ones that the military will use? And incase you haven’t realized SA militia is 10o× better than Nigeria’s. Sorry, but that’s the truth. So, no to war! Please, don’t start something you can’t finish. I know Nigeria’s blood is boilig, but please, handle this situation with great care.

    And shame to you the media and the celebrities, for aggrevating the issue. Ive seen several celebrities like John Dumelo and others posting pictures of people being burned alive. That has NOT happened! You guys are making it seem like that is what is hppening which is not! Don’t make money off the perile of others o.

    I know I will get alot of hate for this comment, but I have said my piece. and some mugu will soon accuse me of being Souh African, I AM NOT! PROUDLY CAMEROONIAN! I just don’t want war o. We Africans have suffered enough, no need for black people spilling blood amongst themselves. Humph!

    • Geeeee

      April 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      Look at you own ignorance….do you think they are only attacking Nigerians,NO dear, pleas pray for your cameroonian brothers over there and let nigerian. Who talked about war here.

    • Daeze

      April 18, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      @Eyong the ones that are good what have they done about it? What are their leaders and police saying. Please don’t even go there. If you follow south africans on social media you would see that even though they are not on the streets fighting they support that other africans be sent away. They want Africans and South east asians gone but don’t bother Chinese and White people. Does that make any sense to you? This country has a special wkipedia page for their xenophobia so its not today. Why? Maybe if they killed your brother you would understand the seriousness of the situation. Those people with friends and relatives there can tell you for a fact, that is what happened so I don’t know what you are trying to prove. And why are you taunting our military?

    • eyong

      April 18, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      There’s nothing that can be said about south Africa, that cannot be said about Nigeria as well. like I previously mentioned this same Nigeria was almost in a civil war two weeks agobecause of opposing parties during the lection no? Was blood not shed? This same nigeria housed the biafran war, no? How many hundreds of thousands died? So, you see, it all comes down to the same stem. Intoleance! Africans are very intolerant of each other. That is the true problem here. You are looking for someone to blame for this injustice and that is understandable, but you need not look further than the reflection in the mirror. And that applies to me and al Africans as well. We have sew. The seeds of hate into eachother, tribe against tribe, brother against brother, and now that it’s time to reap the harvest, we want to point fingers. WE are all to be blamed for this bloodshed becsuse what south Africa is doing to nigerians, NIGERIANS have done to NIGERIANS!
      And you’re asking me what the “good south Africans” are doing? The same thing the “goods Igbos” did during the Biafran war, thesame thing the “good nigerian” popoluce did when FOUR BOY WERE BURNED ALIVE WHILE BEING FALSELY ACCUSED OF STEALING BLACKBERRY PHONES! They’re standing aside and they’re quietly watching.

      Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery, and until we do so, Africa will ALWAYS know bloodshed!

    • fob

      April 18, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      What news have you been reading? They did burn people

    • eyong

      April 18, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      No one has been burned alive. Shops were set ablaze, but they were no casualties.

    • temmy

      April 18, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      Yes some people were burned alive in S.A, and, yes they are looting foreigners’ homes and businesses, I don’t understand why you are blaming celebrities, do you mean they should be silent even if something wrong is clearly going on? You are entitled to your views sha…..all the best!

    • Mygoodness

      April 18, 2015 at 9:36 pm

      @eyong
      Black African foreigners – including Nigerians – residing in south Africa are taking pictures of what is happening on the streets and you are here defending south Africans as if you owe them your life! You alone know why you are defending this barbaric human beings. Since you see nothing wrong in what black south africans are doing to other black African foreigners living within their borders, may you loose a loved one in vicious acts of violence brought upon by hate and xenophobia. Now say amen to that prayer. and if you don’t, you are a hypocrite. Maybe you are married to a south African and that is why you come on bellanaija to defend the evil acts of these South Africans.

      Also, you come here saying Africans are savages. I am an African, I see many African foreigners living in my country but I don’t come after them with a cutlass. So stop generalizing. If you and your family members happen to be savages, then just say so after all you are an African too but leave the rest of us out of it. The last time something like this happened in south Africa in 2008, 62 black African foreigners died no thanks to black south Africans killing black African foreigners. Now, they have begun again and here you are shamelessly defending them because you obviously lack a conscience.

      You are bitter because the Nigerian government has decided to do the right thing by evacuating Nigerians that want to come back home. What will you say about Malawi and Congo that has barred South Africans from entering their country? Malawi has sent the South African ambassador to Malawi packing. Mozambique has started barring all trucks coming from South Africa into Mozambique. So black South Africans should get ready because this is just the beginning. By the time all black African countries send South Africans packing from their countries, they will know what’s up.

      I really wish all black African foreigners will leave south Africa. Once that is done, South Africa can close her embassies and consulates all around black Africa and African countries can equally ban South Africans from entering their countries. White south africans will then turn on the black south africans for causing them to loose business investments and tons of money around black Africa. Later we will read, apartheid has resumed where it left off. LOL

    • Eyong

      April 18, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      I think you’ve missed my point entirely. But, as I am quickly learning the more I visit this site, alot of you only want to see what you want to see. I am bitter about the evacuation plan? Ha! Dear, please go and read small, only yesterday on this same website I stated that is exactly what the FG should be focusing on. But, ofcourse, because you wish to demonize me, and disvalidate my statements, you will very happily ignore that. My life does not depend on it o, this is a sharing platform, I am trying to spread knowledge as to the real cause of all this chaos, but again, people are only looking for someone to blame, so go ahead. You’re the ones living in Nigerians and the South Africans, if this keeps going who’s blood will be spilled?

      I’m said my piece, and I’m washing my hands off this topic. If you like, kill yourselves, LOL

    • Emmanuel

      April 19, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      Buddy u are kind of right abut wat is going on in [email protected] moment but I totally disagree wit u. As regards. Sa military having more upper hand more dan our(my)Nigeria military I stand 2 be corrected..Do u no dat nigeria has d best foot soldier in the whole world!!.N dats nt all it war shld start nw sa africa would nt n will NEVER come close 2 d level my nigeria army n come 2 think of it u are far more bigger dan sa in terms of population same as our economy n we are nt just called giant of africa 4 mouth okay!!!!.so be4 u talk u hv 2 go do some research okay!!!!!!!!!b!!..

    • Cici

      April 19, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      Eyong, just shut up and take care of your country Cameroonian issues. What the heck are you talking about??? Please, get your facts straight, did you say no one was burnt in SA African in their recent Xenophobic attacks, just shut up with your fake BBC facts. Besides, since when have you become a Nigerian historian to know and lecture us about the Bianfran war, please shut up and go take a seat? What is eating you up by Nigerians evacuating our people from the dangers in South Africa? If you are so against Nigerians being evacuated from SA please as we evacuate our people, you can replace them with Cameroonian, ok. Any where we can save the lives of our people we will do so, please do not be envious that at least we try to show love to our own whenever we can. Yes, it is not quite right in our home country of Nigeria but we are working on it, and that is not a reason for any other country to kill our citizens or treat them like dogs, their lives and comfort matter to us. This is evacuation no business of yours or Cameroon go and concentrate on the issues of your country and leave this to us. Thank you.

  7. Gbaam!

    April 18, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    This is one country I have never wanted to visit not even free on a first class. They do not attack white foreigners but feel the immigrant blacks are the cause of their joblessness rather than their choices – polygamy, rape, armed robbery, pedophilia, alcoholism etc. What a wretched lot.

    • bold

      April 19, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      wow… Gbam… You know ur facts wella.
      You’re so right about them. It’s Mandela that kept them controlled but his gone now and they are back to their “zombieness”

  8. Geeeee

    April 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Look at your own ignorance….do you think they are only attacking Nigerians,NO dear, pleas pray for your cameroonian brothers over there and let nigerian. Who talked about war here.

  9. SOLO ACT

    April 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    when they evacuate all the black africans ie nigerians ghanians somalians congolies etc, then it would just be white south africans vs black south africans and i hope the white people take them back to SLAVERY! they better not cry for help because nobody in AFRICA should help them at this point! these are the same ungrateful people that 20 years ago they thought us freedom songs in primary school so that we can help set them free. i guess they dont deserve freedom if they can carry a cutlass against a fellow black african.

    • Pat

      April 19, 2015 at 3:35 am

      Oh yes!!! they have to take them back to slavery now or in the near future because at this point it looks like that is what they were comfortable with.

    • DOO

      April 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Black SA are wicked. Let other black Africans leave them and let the white SA use them to do pepper soup. They have strenght to fight now, why couldnt they use their power to fight white SAs .Useless and ungrateful beings.

  10. SOLO ACT

    April 18, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    side NOTE!! IT IS TIME FOR NIGERIA TO START BOYCOTTING ANY KIND OF SA BUSINESS IN NIGERIA IE DSTV, MTN ETC. DEPORT ALL SOUTH AFRICANS IN NIGERIA AND NIGERIAN ARTIST PLZ STOP GOING THERE TO FILM VIDS. LEAVE THESE ANIMALS TO GET HANDLED BY THE WHITES WE NEED A SOUTH AFRICANS MUST GO BAG.

    • Nams

      April 18, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      These artists that see south Africa as Golden place to film their videos as if their own country is no better should learn a lesson or two and calm their backside down aaaaah kilodeh

  11. BlueEyed

    April 18, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    The dumbest part of this is, the wealthiest people in South Africa are the whites, the majority of the rest of them live in abject poverty…the representation of South Africa in the glamour media is that of the white minority, their representation in the international scale (even down to beauty pageants)is that of the white minority….yet this same slavery bound black majority see it fit to attack their fellow black Africans. Talk about the lowest form of inferiority complex…they deserve every bit of oppression.

  12. amh

    April 18, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Shoprite.kfc.spar .spur all SA buz must leave nigeria Immediately. Useless people. Jacob zuma you are a disgrace.

  13. Obasi Victor E.

    April 18, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    …enough is enough! why are some people acting inhuman… Na human being… It takes two or more to make an argument, but if such is propelled with love then, all argument will seize. Let love rule…

  14. concerned9a

    April 18, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    @eyong…as bad as Biafra was that was a war..and that’s a story for another day…
    African trait you say guess you forgot Bosnia…WW1 and WW11 abi is it because they used bombs and guns…
    Now on to SA this is just pure jealously and laziness..why loot and attack people that came with nothing created their own jobs and businesses ??…just because you have a sense of entitlement since you had your freedom you can’t be asked to do anything unless you were paid top $$ why??
    SA was and still is a capitalist country however ANC came on all socialist promising free welfare and homes which we know is not sustainable when 10% own about 80% of the wealth…yet these morons still keep voting in ANC and keep getting played…what next??….
    The foreigner is the easiest target to vent out their jobless drunken…uneducated frustrations on.
    These people are a special kind of African that’s why they were more or less still colonized well after most Africans had already forgotten what colonization was all about.
    These are the same people that killed one of their own Lucky Dube thinking he was a foreigner..same people killed their own Goalkeeper over a phone after visiting his girlfriend in the ghetto…same people hired by a British Indian to kill his wife because everyone knows they would kill for chicken change and need no reason to be told to kill..
    Shaka Zulu forget all the heroics he was a marauding murdering swine just as well the British sent him to his ancestors.
    These same Zulus that brutally killed hundreds and tried to sabotage ending Apartheid because Mandela was Xhosa and the chosen one not Buthelizi..
    ANC now have no choice but to push an Agenda of hate albeit the Zulu King did their dirty job for them in order to retain power…
    C’mon what else have ANC got to offer…20 years and they even poorer and no more educated than during Apartheid.
    SA must be taught a lesson this time around..Africans need to boycott their companies and products period!!
    What would become of SA be without the Whites..Indians and other Africans…another sore on the African continent..

    • ERINMA

      April 19, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Yes there was a war ultimately, but Biafra didn’t start with a war. It started with a massacre. It started because northern military men and ordinary men (not all, but a substantial number) began to massacre Igbo people in the North and South West. And when I mean Igbos, I mean Igbo people and anyone they thought was Igbo. So that included people from the SS too. Biafra started like what is happening in SA now, a gang of people begin to kill wantonly and the Government does not make any decisive action and things deteriorate. So Biafra was just not a war that happened out of nowhere, it started exactly like this Xenophobic attack, so she has a point. The war only started because the Nigerian side i.e South West and North predominantly, pronounced a war on a people who were already victimised and trying to protect themselves. Before you push upon me, I have no support for Biafra, but the truth is that secession happened because there was a feeling of danger for their lives. And a war happened because all sides, but especially the Nigerian government handled the volatile situation badly.

  15. alexgute

    April 19, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Someone talkin about Nigeria almost going into war cause of election, does that equate to the xenophobic rage currently in SA, election rage is a global issue, i.e it happens anywhere in the world regardless of race,colour,geographical entity or ideologies. But what you dnt see anywhere else in the world xcept SA is what is currently happening. It pisses me to see a fellow African lynching fellow brother under flimsy premise of economic independence, resourcefullness or hardwork. Never heared where a Nigerian had a stand-off with Togolese over taking up buka trade frm Nigerian or a Nigerien taking up kiosk or Meshai business frm aboki. The truth is black South African is a typical Sahara animal with strong tendencies of animosity towars fellow black rather than the real opressors (white Afikaans)

  16. Anon

    April 19, 2015 at 12:37 am

    I need to digress. My fellow Nigerians, do you go to non-Nigerian/other African blogs to spew hate and gawk at them? I see this on our blogs all the time where other Africans come here and elsewhere to chat tosh. If I disliked an African country so much and their people, why would I go on their blogs? Spewing hate shows the ingrained jealousy and envy you have for the very people you are abusing. I reiterate, you are here to gawk at the awesomeness of Nigeria and Nigerians. Your hate can be construed as some form of a compliment. It’s not easy being us. Deal with it.

  17. Author Unknown

    April 19, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Can Nigerians channel all this energy into making Nigeria better? I think we’ll all be better off for it. South Africa is not your entitlement, wrong as xenophobia might be.

  18. Pat

    April 19, 2015 at 3:22 am

    South Africa how pathetic! Your killing your own Africans and destroying their establishment in your country. How are we as Africans going to be united and developed Africa. And you South Africans allowed your selves to be oppressed during apartheid for many yrs which you people are still experiencing some kind of discrimination here and there but your very quick to kill your African. Hmmm….quite interesting. Its part of this behavior that your oppressors saw and thought they could treat you in whatever way that is “right” to them and continue too.

  19. thibza

    April 19, 2015 at 5:24 am

    ““First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out –
    because I was not a communist;
    Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out – because
    I was not a socialist;
    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out –
    Because I was not a trade unionist;
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I
    Was not a Jew;
    Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak out for me” (Pastor Martin Niemoller’s ). Black South Africans speak out more against Xenophobia!” This is a post from my FB page. I am South African. It is unfortunate that the image being portrayed of us has come down to this. And as one poster alluded to, the majority of South Africans that are against Xenophobia, racism, etc are silent, sitting on the sidelines because it does not affect them until it does! We young South Africans are calling on our social media pages, via forums,etc for South Africans to stand up and speak out.

    • Jeremy

      April 19, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      dude we have the damn video! south africans are being colosal retards right now, and trust our passive president to do nothing about it. damn where is vlad puttin when u need him!

  20. L.James

    April 19, 2015 at 5:56 am

    No one could immagine this could happen in such a way in southafrica, its very bad behaviour indeed, the SA government would have found a solution before people attack the foreigners, it shows a very bad image to the world, i think everyone is a foreigner somewhere.
    The government should come up with a right solutions on that issue.

    L.James @http://newslexpoint.com/thousands-joined-the-peace-march-against-xenophobia-attack-in-durban-sa/

  21. Tosin

    April 19, 2015 at 7:43 am

    So sad for SA. They’re losing us.

  22. kacchiz

    April 19, 2015 at 8:29 am

    @eyong..honestly i don’t know what exactly is your problem and why you try to compare Nigeria to South Africa. please the past election did not in any way tried to bring civil war. obviously you are one person that don’t like the good about a country. and i will really like to know what country you are from, and if you are a Nigerian, then you are a disgrace to your motherland.
    When Boko Haram became so heightened, majority of the igbos fled irrespective of if they have businesses there, the same way the federal government is trying to bring back those who will be willing to come back home.
    I have families and friends there and they are so scared, and some didn’t even need to wait for the federal government, as they are back home.
    So please let us pray for successful evacuation for those interested in coming back home and God’s protection on those who wish to still be there till things calm down

  23. Mike Navidads

    April 19, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Black SAns, do u realise the efforts of Nigeria & Nigerians in the struggle 4 ur independent? now u ill-treat and dehumanise nigerians and loot their properties, u wil soon return to captivity n bondage under ur whitefolk n u wil be 4 eternity.

  24. simplicity is attitude

    April 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    what a horrible situation. mans inhumanity to man in action. south Africans coming back with the world’s most forgotten racism. God judge them well

  25. Nwaka Nnewi

    April 19, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    @ eyong.na who be Dis.This your comment tastes like water leaf soup.e carry plenty nonsense water!na who even invite you?

  26. Cici

    April 19, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Thank you @Nwaka Nnewi I don’t know what is eating her about Nigerians being evacuated from SA. If this @eyong like please I suggest she tell her country to replace her and her Cameroonian family for each Nigerian evacuated from SA, and since she is black let me see how they will treat her. Silly Africans that do not know how to respect themselves, and as Nigerians are doing the right thing, she is here ranting of Biafran war and of Nigerians killings Nigerians like it is a good reason for innocent Nigerians to be killed and mistreated in SA, or for Nigerian not to be evacuated from SA.
    @eyong please as we move out our diligent, industrious and job-creating Nigerians from SA, replace them with Cameroonian blacks and let us see the treatment they will get from the South African blacks, LOL!

  27. dd_poet

    April 19, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Honestly, I agree with eyong, thoufh not all he said, we are so quick to blame the south africans but what is happening there is a reflection if the things we do to ourselves in Africa. The truth is if we cannot fight tribalism among ourselves, how do we fight racism among different colours? we blacks are enemies to ourselves and inferiority complex will kill us. south africans can attack their fellow africans but so far no white person has been touched. it happens here in nigeria too, at the workplace a white man is given better treatment than a black man in a black mans country, why? we are all aggressive about this issue, but even though south africans are wrong, if we turn against each other, how would we stand and not be ridiculed by the other race? im tired of everything, we are meant to be brothers but we kill each other and its pathetic. @eyong, for the record, there was no crisis during this election, im typing from Jos city abd most of my friends left before the election cos they were scared, fortunately everywhere was so calm and peaceful. Nigeria has passed the stage of war. anyway, to my south african brothers, pls remember that people need people to grow, as humans, we need one another.

  28. unknown

    April 19, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Eyong shut your month if you don’t have better things to say.

  29. chinonso

    April 19, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Necessity gave birth to invention, I’m glad that we came out to speak for our country regardless of tribe and we can fight Tribalism as such

  30. Ugochukwu

    April 19, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Reminds me of the recent collaboration btw 9ja’s Davido and S.A’s Uhuru on that music called “the sound” i think africans needs more collabo!. You guys should stop wasting time in judging who’s wrong or right, ok fine there is an issue(everybody is right but only “inside his or her own head”) so do we just seat here and argue or do we as africans find answers to these big big questions.
    what is the solution to this problem?
    what is the way forward?
    and How can we make Africa a better place? These are indeed big questions that needs big answers….what do you think?

  31. obafemi

    April 20, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Its actually sad that these people aint free yet from the shackles of aparthied…Big ass hatred.
    Poor soul of Naija’s huslting black Jews will judge them well.

  32. Cindylove

    April 20, 2015 at 9:07 am

    It just goes to show that South Africans are not yet liberated and very ignorant. First and foremost, they are used to welfare so are just lazy bunches who do not want to study (apart from art and theater) sit and wait for handouts from their government so that they can shop in their many malls. There are so many S.Africans in other countries, should we also retaliate, do they think their country would be as developed if it were not for the white man? I pity them cos on top of the apartheid blood, they are now spilling more innocent blood meaning they will never be truly free like they claim. This is not what Madiba fought for and am sure he is turning in his grave cos obviously he alone seemed to know the role the rest of Africa played in securing their freedom from the white man. Go back to school, equip yourselves before complaining about foreigners taking your jobs. Mscheeeww!!!

  33. krist

    April 20, 2015 at 11:11 am

    So sad pls all nigerians in south africa pls come back home, we are moving forward change is the key word now in nigeria,for all those attacking the Good name of this country{we are Nigerians and we know one day things will turn out Good for us in the end in God we trust}

  34. Oma

    April 20, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Eyong,
    you raised some valid points but really digressed, Nigeria isn’t South Africa, in as much as we are leaders in corruption, nepotism and the likes, i like to think we are one of the most accommodating people on planet earth, Its just a shame that we haven’t developed our country to be like the south Africans,
    We all know the Economic power of South Africa belong to the Boers, they control the economy, the black south Africans are just obsessed with political power and corruption (ZUMA and his cohorts)

    This attack on foreigners suits the narratives of the ANC led government because they are killing several birds with one stone.. it is no news that most black south Africans are lazy and have this false sense of entitlement, they have a government that provides basic amenities, and generally makes life a bit easy contrary to what we have in Nigeria. They collect grants and are okay with it. Most o them are lazy, uneducated and just generally useless.

    It is very easy for the government to blame the foreigners because they know they have created little or n o resources for the survival of the black people, they do not want to do the menial jobs, refuse to acquire skills, refuse to be educated to get that white collar job that the white ruling class who constitute the bulk of the employers usually handout mostly to people who are qualified (Foreigners) so to deflect or absolve themselves of any blame they tell the locals that the foreigners are the ones stealing their jobs and who else to carry out thier dirty jobs of not the self idiotic King Goodwill Zwelithini (King of the Zulus) who himself has several wives who are foreighners, and is kept on a fat budget by the ANC.

    This attacks and subsequent opening of shelters and camp has made sure of on thing. evidently most people who are taking shelter in this ccamp surely have partial permits or none at all. That we all know will be repatriated to thier various countries ( Now you see how this helps zuma and his cohorts) South Africa is a wonderul place to live in, but black south africans have become so brainwashed im afraid they will go back to being slaves to the Boers.

    Xenophobia against foreginers will not be the end in this series, these same zulus will also attack xhosas, tswanas, pedi, sothos, venda, swatis and also accused them of not being proper south Africans. like a commenter said, i CANNOT wait for them to evacuate all the foreinrrs like they wish so they gop back to being oppressed.

  35. Winston

    April 20, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    I have been reading all the comments and would like to add the following: My sincerest apologies and sympathy to all families and nations involved in these hedious attacks. I am ashamed to say that I am a South African. I would love for the whole world to embark on a most strict action plan to force this country to its knees as quick as possible. You have no idea what really happens in this country since the end of apartheid even though every wrong still gets blamed for it after 20 odd years. Fact of the matter is clearly a big lack in proper leadership. The current government is not equipped to rule any country but to drain the state coffers. Our local people are just to lazy to work and expect a fortune in salaries for being n top of the list of the most unproductive employees. Our people are narrow minded and so influencable. We sit with a mentality of wants and demands and are not prepared to give in return. We are experiencing what the rest of the continent went through. I would have thought that this government would have learnt a lesson from history but sadly they do not. Us South Africans thought that it would become a better country and live like a rainbow nation should but alas. The sooner we fail as a country like Zimbabwe the better. Maybe we can pick up the pieces and rebuild this country to what it should be. Its no longer about race. You have no idea the poverty that whites experience in this country. Poverty is rife all over Africa!! We are tired of giving all the time and we became cowards to give in to all the demands. Yes as you gathered by now. I am a proud white South African but not proud of my country! I regard myself as an African and do not care what the rest say about it. The mentality of race is such a shallow argument and it is high time that everybody works together to a common goal of peace and prosperity. You see the biggest problem lies in a lack of ill discipline, mutual respect, corruption and stupid politicians. My deepest apologies once again to all fellow Africans for the barbaric way in which certain South Africans behave

  36. quincy

    April 21, 2015 at 8:55 am

    proudly not South African.

  37. Ishmael Takaidza

    April 22, 2015 at 5:07 am

    Emmanuel Sithole murder,Real acid test for South African judicial system.The whole of Africa is watching

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