Tension as South Africans launch fresh xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals

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Xenophobic attacks

South Africans, residing in eastern Johannesburg, on Sunday, marched along Jules Street in the area, demanding that foreign nationals leave their country.

According to reports the protesters live in hostels around that part of town and had gathered for an address by the former leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party, Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

However, they walked the street to the venue of the talk armed and chanting, “foreigners must go back to where they came from.”

It was reported that the protest has led to fresh violence, which has spread to other areas in Gauteng province.

Interested parties in the Nigerian-south African relationship face off have been urged to remain calm and allow investigation and other due process mechanism to take place over the xenophobic attacks.

This is the opinion of the Nigerian High commissioner to South Africa, Kabiru Bala.