Xenophobia: ‘Our Brothers And Sisters Do Not Deserve This’- Twitter Agog Over South Africa Violence

Written by on September 3, 2019

Twitter is agog with reactions trailing reports of Xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

The latest report in which South Africans are said to have attacked business of foreigners including those belonging to Nigerians, have stirred debates in different corners especially on social media.

Here are some reactions drawn from twitter where many Nigerians are really venting their anger and frustration over the ill fate that have met many Nigerians in South Africa.

Olawale Ebenzy@ebenzy_
 

Thunder strikes:
South Africans will attack Nigerians

A Tanzanian kills a South African:
South Africans will attack Nigerians

President Cyril catches cold:
South Africans will attack Nigerians

Police officers sell drugs
South Africans will attack Nigerians

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Sally @is_salsu
 

This attack on Nigerians in South Africa is saddening. Our brothers and sisters do not deserve this no matter what.

710 people are talking about this
 
 
Dennis Kiplimo™ 🇰🇪🇰🇪@ItsShark15
 

Hey South Africans, the recent acts of are so disheartening. Please let us all live together as Africans. I can assure you that South Africans in other African countries live in peace. I hope this ends 🙏

38 people are talking about this
 
 
Henry Shield@henryshield
 

Dear President @MBuhari, this is beyond your Minister for Foreign Affairs and SA Diaspora. You need to summon the South African Ambassador to Asorock immediately. Your citizens are being killed.

For once, act like a President!

4,845 people are talking about this
 
 
👑King Mabaso 👑💧 🇿🇦@SizweBebe
 

This is what’s happening at right now attacks on foreign nationals. attack. 💔 Make sure ur Families are safe guys call check up on them.

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Kawangware Finest™️@cbs_ke
 

This is shameful act ever! Nigerian car dealership at Elis park Johannesburg was burnt down😭😭😭😭

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Onye Nkuzi@cchukudebelu
 

Felt like going to Shoprite this week, but in response to the outbreak of in South Africa, I won’t be going. I will also avoid all South African owned businesses for a week, at least.

Fortunately, I am not an MTN subscriber.

A message has to be sent, somehow.

1,077 people are talking about this
 
 
Pablo Noser@pablobignose
 

It’s sad that blacks have evolved to being the greatest advocates of racism. There is no love and unity again!

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Tunde Dada@Tunnydad
 

Voice of History. Say No https://twitter.com/AfricaFactsZone/status/1168559147379507200 

Africa Facts Zone@AfricaFactsZone
 

Nelson Mandela thanking Nigeria for fighting against apartheid. He was hidden in Nigeria for 6 months. Nigeria’s ex Foreign Affairs Minister, Jaja Wachuku saved him from the death penalty in 1963/64.

Nigeria gave black South Africans free education and 300 passports to travel.

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Obi Of Onitsha🇨🇦@classicNedu
 

Dear South Africans,

It’s not our fault that we have bad leaders
Nigeria gave SA free education
We stood with you when you were struggling with Aparthied
Nelson Mandela was hidden in Nig for 6months

Why did you forget so soon💔
Please stop killing Nigerians🙏🏿
Stop 😭

501 people are talking about this
 
 
El Dani@DaChinagorom
 

This despicable act must stop & reparation must be discussed immediately btw @SAGovernmentZA and @NigeriaGov!

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Gbemi Dennis™@GbemiDennis

RT @abikedabiri: Sad, Reports from South Africa attacking foreigners. I can’t verify most of the videos. However,whatever decisions to be taken now can only be at the Ministerial level. AU intervention may be crucial . This is not what we should be doing to ourselves as Africans.

Gbemi Dennis™@GbemiDennis
 

RT @henryshield: Dear President @MBuhari, this is beyond your Minister for Foreign Affairs and SA Diaspora. You need to summon the South African Ambassador to Aso Rock immediately. Your citizens are being killed.

For once, act like a President!

19 people are talking about this
 
 
E @royaltyuso
 

Nigeria cannot even vex and ask her citizens to return home. Nigerians in diaspora will rather face hell abroad than return to Nigeria.

Harsh reality of a failed nation.

2,204 people are talking about this
 
 
E @royaltyuso
 

Nigeria cannot even vex and ask her citizens to return home. Nigerians in diaspora will rather face hell abroad than return to Nigeria.

Harsh reality of a failed nation.

2,204 people are talking about this
 
 
Geoffrey Onyeama @GeoffreyOnyeama

Received sickening and depressing news of continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises in by mindless criminals with ineffective police protection. Enough is enough. We will take definitive measures. @NigeriaGov @DigiCommsNG @GovernmentZA @DIRCO_ZA

Eneyo Uchente@Ee_code
 

These attacks have been on for a long time, Nigerians in SA have cried, others home have wailed..Yet no definitive action have been taken…We are tired of all these political statements…Nigerians need to see actions, the govt. need to hold the govt. of S.A accountable.

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Angel Benson@angiebenie
 

@MBuhari I hope you are seeing all these being done to Nigerians in SA, this is not a tribal matter so please don’t point fingers now, we need you to take action since you claim to be a man of action,

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