South Africa deports 97 Nigerians

Posted March 02, 2017

"While I blame the youths of the country for the attacks, I will blame the leaders of any country more that allows xenophobic attacks against fellow Africans for whatever reason".

"Some of them claimed they were returned for irregular migration offences when the South Africa authority withdrew their voluntary work permits that it had hitherto given to African migrants, and made. work permits more hard to get", she said.

Of the total, six of the deportees were said to have been returned to the country for drug offences, 10 were arrested and deported for criminal offences while others committed immigration offences.

While the Nigerian government criticises South Africa's handling of recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, the South African Government has deported 97 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country.

They also arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Monday aboard a military transpo aircraft otherwise known as Hercules C139 marked with registration number Nigerian Air Force 913.

Outbreaks of xenophobic violence were recently reported in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, chairman of the committee, told the minister that Nigerians were interested in what the government was doing to protect them in South Africa.

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President, Nigeria Union, South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene from Pretoria on telephone said that the shop was looted on Sunday night.

It also advised High Commissioner to intervene warning that further killing might lead to a major crisis.

CAPSDH therefore urges fellow Africans to stay calm in this hard time and avoid reprisal attacks on South Africans or boycotting their products.

Nigerian students reportedly vandalised the premises of two South African companies – MTN and MultiChoice – on 23 February and demanded the severance of diplomatic ties and the expulsion of all South Africans from Nigeria.

"To the committee we are not happy, we are highly disappointed and what we would expect is that your delegations, we have the mandate of the two Houses for us to go to South Africa".

Other members of the delegation are Hon.