Xenophobia a strong feeling of dislike or fear of people from other countries. Xenophobic south Africa is a long distance issue prior to 1994, immigrants from elsewhere faced discrimination and violence in South Africa. After the incident of xenephobia,between 2000-2008 attacks were mostly on Zimbabweans.
Early 2017 xenophobic nature of uneducated South Africans woke up on a killing spree over 116 Nigerians were killed in South Africa causing loss of lives and destruction of properties. During this attacks the south African police proved to be impotent,they turned a blind eye when attacks where made.Recently a Nigerian known as Mr Nwaogu has been burnt to death in what appears to be a continuation of xenephobia by citizens of the former apartheid enclave on foreigners.
Nwaogu a native of Njikoka in Anambra state,he was happily married to a south African and blessed with two children. In relation to the incident 14 Nigerians had gathered peacefully for the death of a fellow Nigerian but they were in detention since early February this year.
Many reasons have been launched to the deep blue sea to why Nigerians are being attacked by South Africans, some of the reasons are hilarious and worth laughing at.
- Ignorance and misinformation about the country by the media.
- Erroneous impression that every Nigerian is a criminal.
- Nigerians contributions to South African economy
- Allegations that Nigerian men take their beautiful girls
Vengeance is the Lord not me