The South African chapter of the All Progressives Congress, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to attend to the killings of Nigerians in the South Africa.
Recall that recently two Nigerians were reported stabbed to death in South Africa.
The National Publicity Secretary of APC in the country, Sanni David, also called for sanctions against South Africa.
“We expect that President Cyril Ramaphosa would take tougher stands against such acts of criminality and afrophobia against their African neighbours.”
“The regime of former President Jacob Zuma paid deaf ears to such incessant attacks and with a new regime, we thought that things would be different.”
“The political class has not helped in any way as many leaders of the African National Congress (ANC) have made public statements that are inciteful”.
In his statement, he claimed that the vision of a borderless Africa can not be possible with South Africa not able to tolerate other citizens and protest their lives.
“There is no country that can stand on its own, without some form of bilateral relationship. Diplomatic relationships must be respected and upheld at all times.”
“We cannot afford to bury our citizens because of a government which has failed to act and bring to book lawless and lazy youths”.
The chairman of the party in South Africa, Bola Babarinde stated that African leaders should show love to their citizens first and citizens will follow suit.
David quoted Babarinde as saying, “enough of hatred among Africans.”
“Yes most of the attacks are criminal in nature but something always triggers these acts of criminality which occurs mostly during or towards elections.”
“We are planning our Victory gala Dinners for April 13, most of our invitees turned down our invitations because of fear of attacks which honestly is a great concern and we respect their decision.”
“South Africa is losing billions in tourism investment yet the people that benefit more from government spending are those causing these problems.”
“African countries need to spend more money on educating their citizens on why there should not be discrimination among us, we are one family”.
David stated that Babarinde described the reactions of some chieftains of the South African ruling party as unfortunate over the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.
“Ramaphosa has not been sensitive enough in their utterances which may be termed otherwise by less informed South African citizens who eventually take laws into their hands.”
“Nigerian Government should summon the South Africa Ambassador for an explanation. Elections are fast approaching, politicians should be sensitive enough to know there will be life and relationships after the elections.”