This is really disheartening and embarrassing at the same time.
Reports have it that the Nigerian Embassy in South Africa has shut its doors to Nigerians during the ongoing xenophobic attack on Nigerians in South Africa. According to some victims of the attack, a handful of them visited the Nigerian Embassy, but were denied entry into the place.
Many Nigerians now live in fear.
The former President of Nigerian Union South Africa, Iyke Anyene said, ‘In some parts of Guateng Province, the looting has continued. It started in Pretoria and people have not been able to do their businesses It is not safe, there is widespread looting.
“Some Nigerians went to the High Commission but were denied entry into the place.”
He also said that other African Countries were also affected, and that the South African police were overwhelmed by the attacks, making it impossible for them to put a stop to it.
It was also revealed by a business woman Doris Iker-Solarin that a “baby just died in Marabasa because of the fire”.
Noteworthy is the fact that the South African President, Cyril Ramphosa. during the Tokyo International Conference for Africa Development, promised to proffer a lasting solution to the killing of Nigerians in his country
The President of the Senate in Nigeria, Ahmed Lawan declared in July that over 118 Nigerians have lost their lives in different xenophobic attacks over the years. Experts say that the death toll may be well over 118 when you include the cases of unreported hostility