Following the Xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa, African countries have issued warnings to their citizens resident in South Africa.
Zambia’s transport ministry has advised that lorry drivers should “avoid travelling to South Africa until the security situation improves”.
This is in reference to attacks carried out on foreign lorry drivers. Reports have surfaced online stating incidents of vehicles being looted.
Also, the Ethiopian embassy in South Africa has urged its citizens to shut down their businesses pending the time the on-going tension is doused. Various videos have surfaced on social media showing how shops are being looted and set ablaze, as reported by Ethiopia’s state-linked Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC)
Ethiopians have also been warned to avoid any form of confrontation and conflict and also to desist from wearing expensive jewellery.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government has reiterated the words of the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama. In a tweet, they decried the violence targeted at Nigerian businesses, stating that “Enough is enough”. The “Enough is enough” has become the highest trending hashtag in the country.
Nigerian Celebrities have also condemned the attacks targeted against fellow citizens in a series of tweets on social media