South Africa is part of Africa and she as a continent, is part of her own struggle, undeveloped areas, killing of each others and no progress at all. Each and every country have their own different tribes, mostly blacks, with their own cultures, traditions and languages. Some people are minority groups of people, while the majority want to rule over the minority. South Sudan received their independence in 2011. Even there are different tribes..
The International Relations Department said that it was working to assess the damage after the South African embassy in the Nigerian city of Lagos came under attack. The embassy was forced to shut it’s doors on Wednesday after protesters targeted the premises. While the extent of damage was yet to be determined, it’s understood that a vehicle was vandalised during the demonstrations.
Some South African businesses operating in Nigeria including MTN have closed until further notice after being attacked. It is understood the riots were in retaliation to the xenophobic attacks and mass looting in South Africa where scores of shops owned by foreign nationals have been ransacked and looted. Dirco’s Lunga Ngqengelele: “There were some people who attacked the embassy. We are still trying to verify the information in terms of the damage that might have occurred. Fortunately. No one has been injured.”
South African businesses MTN and Shoprite have closed stores in Nigeria after their facilities came under attack.
BEEFED UP SECURITY
Nigerian police plan to boost security at embassies and foreign businesses in the country in the wake of violence targeted at South African-owned companies, the police said on Wednesday. Violence erupted in Nigeria against South African companies in retaliation for attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa aimed at foreign-owned businesses. MTN, and Shoprite closed their stores in Nigeria on Wednesday.
NIGERIA BOYCOTTS AFRICA ECONOMIC SUMMIT OVER ANTI-FOREIGN RIOTS
Nigeria said on Wednesday it would boycott an Africa economic summit in Cape Town, intensifying a diplomatic row after a series of deadly attacks on foreigners in South African cities. The withdrawal of Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo from the World Economic Forum gathering has cast a cloud over initiatives to boost intra-African trade. He was scheduled to address a panel on universal energy access on Thursday.
The rioting has killed at least five people in Johannesburg and Pretoria in recent days, and on Wednesday South African companies MTN and Shoprite closed stores in Nigeria after retaliatory attacks on their premises.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, on a charm offensive to attract $100 billion of new investment, tried to limit fallout from the violence, which has rekindled memories of previous deadly attacks on foreigners that also led to reprisals on South African businesses abroad.
Police have made almost 300 arrests, while people across the continent have protested and voiced their anger on social media.
It is unclear what ignited the latest attacks, which mainly targeted shops owned by African migrants, but unemployment is high and many South Africans feel frustration with limited economic opportunities.
Old wounds between Africa’s two biggest economies have also been reopened.
“Clearly with this climate, he (Osinbajo) and Mr. President have agreed that he should not go,” Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama told a news briefing.
Onyeama had previously summoned South Africa’s envoy to Nigeria and demanded an explanation for “the continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises … with ineffective police protection”.
Ramaphosa said on Wednesday that South Africans should never take justice into their own hands against people from other countries.
“We need to quell those incidents of unrest,” Ramaphosa said. “South Africa must be a country where everyone feels safe,” Ramaphosa said, also condemning recent incidents in which women had been killed.
Hundreds of mainly female students protesting about violence against women tried to storm the conference centre in Cape Town.
They were pushed back by police who later used stun grenades against demonstrators. Demonstrators held placards including “Women are not sexual objects” and chanted “We want justice” as they banged on conference doors to try to force their way in.
“Women get raped in this country every single day and nothing is happening. The president is sitting there inside having a fancy lunch with all these people trying to sell our country to the world, (while) there is no peace and no justice,” said a student protester from the University of Cape Town, who declined to be identified.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Malawi’s Peter Mutharika also pulled out of the conference, but their governments did not give an official reason for their no-show.
South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation, commenting before Nigeria announced Osinbajo’s withdrawal, said attendance was “satisfactory”.
WEF spokesman Oliver Cann said Kagame and Mutharika had informed conference organisers by Saturday – before the attacks had started – that they could not attend.
Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo told Reuters the attacks were “unfortunate …in an environment where we are looking forward to regional integration and co-operation.”
He is part of a large Zimbabwean delegation including President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
There are a significant number of Zimbabweans living in South Africa and they, along with Somalians and Nigerians, have formerly borne the brunt of attacks on foreigners.
Immigration to South Africa from Africa and parts of southeast Asia picked up in the early 1990s, spurred by the end of apartheid and the economic boom that followed.
But in recent years, attacks against foreign-owned businesses have become a regular occurrence as frustration has increased over mounting unemployment, currently at a decade high around 29%.
Some 60 people were killed in attacks directed at foreigners in 2008 and at least seven more in 2015.
Hundreds of University of Zambia students dressed mostly in black and chanting “No Violence” protested outside the South African High Commission on Wednesday. Zambia criticised them for burning a billboard.
On Tuesday, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) called off the country’s friendly soccer international against South Africa in Lusaka on Saturday, citing “prevailing security concerns in South Africa”.
NO government will tell you the truth exactly, because to smuggle firearms and drugs are a huge income to different agents and to them as well. From South Africa. Crime is also a huge income to the government and their agents. In South Africa this government gets 15% VAT on all crime related activities – insurances, tenders to rebuild, hijackings also have an income when you replace your car or if they destroy a house or business, it is more income to them and even medical treatments they receive 15% VAT from the victims medical aids or private funds. Those income will never ever declare to anybody and victims pay it from their own pockets.
The current government as well as other political parties are living in denial, because they all have a nice and safe life behind 3+ meters walls. Most of them have 5-20 security guards around them to. Those people with their security guards, included Malema and some Coouncillors are living in denial about the safety of our citizens that have to face gangsters in our homes. Time and time again, there are warnings, not to shoot if your life is not in danger. Any criminal that is illegal on your premises or in your house, are there to harm you and your life as well as family members. Most of them have firearms to kill you. Now it is like Malema said – SHOOT TO KILL. If people enter your home or business, shoot to kill. He can say
Hoeveel lande in Afrika of selfs oorsee op ander kontinente, het al ooit soveel teenreaksie ontlont en kapsie gemaak teenoor EEN blanke of BOER wat hier onder hand van terrorisme gruwelik gemartel en doodgemaak is. Of hoeveel, soos Nigeriërs het al ooit soveel kapsie gemaak teen die eise van swart Suid-Afrikaanse burgers dat van hul burgers die land moet verlaat as gevolg van onder andere swaar dwelmhandel en onwettige permitte.
Hoeveel van die Suid-Afrikaners in die betrokke lande is onwettig in daardie lande wat beswaar maak, terwyl Suid-Afrika en hul handjievol belastingbetalers, ‘n swaar kruis moet dra met al die onwettiges wat werk soek of andersinds dwems kom verhandel in die land? Hoekom moet Suid-Afrikaners die laste dra?
Elke land het ‘n beleid van onwettiges en veral ook dwelmhandel, maar sodra burgers daarop aandring dat dit toegepas word, dan is hulle die vark in verhaal.
Regering ANC en hul politieke alliansies is almal vir hierdie daad verantwoordelik, want daar is ook nou heelwat onskuldiges, wat vir langer as 24 jaar hier in die land bly met wettige werkspermit of selfs burgerskap. Dis die regering wat die grense wyd oopgestel het saam hul politieke finansiers, George Soros en lord Renwick.
Word hierdie protesaksies en moorde, aanvalle eenvoudig vir 25 jaar gelos dat hoe meer moorde plaasvind, hoe groter die inkomste daaruit. Misdaad is ‘n betalende inkomste vir die regering en hul agente.