The Nigerian Mission in South Africa has written a letter of protest to South African Authority over the killing of another Nigerian, Mr. Clement Nwaogu, in Rustenburg, South Africa.
The Nigeria Consul General in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr Godwin Adama, told Newsmen on telephone from Johannesburg, that the mission had waded into issues surrounding renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians
Adama who condemned the act of burning Nwaogu to death by a mob in the latest xenophobia attack in that country said that the Nigerian Mission in South Africa was on top of the situation.
“The High Commissioner has been on top of the situation, he has spoken with the Nigerian community sent the officers to calm down the situation.
“Tomorrow morning we are meeting on the matter with him. In fact, he had written a letter of protest to the South African Authority and he is waiting for their response to see the next action to be taken on the matter.
“We are working collectively as the two missions in the country so as to be on the same page over the incident, in reacting to the issues,” he said.
He explained that the community, Rustenburg, had been a hot spot in recent time.
Adama said that 13 Nigerians, who protested the killing of a fellow citizen in Rustenburg in February, were arrested and charged to court for public disturbance.
He said that the mission had been going to court over the matter and had to be escorted by security due to threat
“The community has vowed to deal with anyone who plays a positive role in getting the accused Nigerians return to Rustenberg,” he said .
According to him the latest incident is apparently a reaction to their threat of dealing with any Nigerian that they find in their community.
“They were having erroneous belief that some Nigerians were involved in drugs unfortunately the particular guy that was attacked was not involved in drugs he had his genuine business.