Xenophobes: South Africa To Investigate Murder Of Nigerian In Cape Town


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The South African government has assured Nigerians that it will look into the alleged killing of a Nigerian in the country.

The outgoing South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Kingsley Mamabolo made the promise in Abuja, on Monday, when members of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Diaspora Affairs met with him.

He said the South African government would look into the matter and blamed the protest in South Africa over the issue to lack of adequate information and wrong perception.

The commissioner stressed the need for collaboration between Nigeria and those in the Diaspora, especially in South Africa, to minimize any form of protest or crisis in the future.

Mamabolo, who leaves Nigeria on Wednesday, assured Nigerians that South Africa would not condone injustice.

“This latest case will be properly investigated and there would be no cover up. There is no special law in South Africa for citizens and another for non-citizens. The law is equal for anybody,” He said.

It will be recalled that members of Nigerian community in Western Cape, South Africa, staged a protest in Cape Town on Friday, January 18, over the alleged killing of a Nigerian by the South Africa police while he was in custody.

The deceased, Mr Obinna Ugboaja was killed on January 5 by the police for allegedly swallowing drugs on arrest.

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