Grief-stricken Nigerian community in South Africa has confirmed the vicious killing of two members in that country within 48 hours, barely a month after President Jacob Zuma was honoured by the Imo Government.
In October, a Nigerian man was shot dead in South Africa over an alleged 300 Rand (about N7,500) parking lot debt. Xenophobic attack in South Africa No fewer than 116 Nigerians have been sent to their early graves in the country through extra-judicial means in the last two years, according to Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
A dependable source close to the Nigerian community told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Johannesburg on Tuesday that the first victim, Ikechukwu Mmanwoke Edmond, 40, was killed on Nov. 11. The source said the deceased, a businessman and native of Ihembosi, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra, was killed in front of his house on Amant Street, Malvern, Johannesburg.