Nigerians invade Shoprite, MTN office shut over xenophobic attacks

In a reprisal manner on the widespread Xenophobic attack on Nigerians in South Africa, some Nigerians have invaded Shoprite outlet at Circle Mall in Lekki, and have also staged peaceful protest at Ikeja City Mall, housing a Shoprite franchise.

The angry Nigerians in their hundreds invaded the Shoprite outlet, destroying goods and properties in the store. 

 

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It is of common knowledge that South Africans have been killing and maltreating foreigners, including Nigerians living in their country. Many have lost their lives in the attacks, while others have been hospitalized. 

Today, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Nigeria, Fredi Moolman, reacted. Moolman condemned the attack on properties belonging to Nigerians in South Africa. The country woke up to the news of properties that were burnt by some South Africans. According to Moolman, violent acts should have no place in society.  

Nigerians invade Shoprite, MTN office shut over xenophobic attacks

Fredi Moolman said MTN condemns the hate, prejudice, and xenophobia going on in South Africa, adding that the telecoms company is against bigotry and discrimination. 

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What you should know: Nigerians and other African citizens have been the target of hate crime perpetrated by some South Africans. Several attacks have led to the death of Nigerians and other Africans residing in the Nelson Mandela country, and several investments have been lost to the attack as well.   

Even South African Police officers have been arrested in connection with the Xenophobic attacks. Recently, some South African police officers were arrested for allegedly killing a Nigerian in his home after forcing him out of his business premises. 

1 COMMENT

  1. Perhaps I am missing something here. Did Shoprite direct, lead or instigate the xenophobic attacks in South Africa? Or perhaps supported or supplied or fed the attackers in South Africa?

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