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Xenophobia Attack: Two Nigerians Stabbed To Death In South Africa

Two other Nigerians have been stabbed to death, as a result of the ongoing xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa.

They were stabbed during the attack in Johannesburg and Cape Town on April 5 and April 6, 2019, respectively.

The death was confirmed by the Assistant Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Union in South Africa (NUSA), Mr Odefa Ikele, in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from Johannesburg yesterday.

He said, “the Nigerian community lost two citizens to gruesome murders over the weekend, Mr Bonny Iwuoha, 48, from Ihitte/Uboma in Imo state, was stabbed to death at about 11:45 p.m. on April 6, 2019, in Johannesburg South.”

”We gathered that his assailants followed him from 152 Hay Street Turffontein, and thereafter, stabbed and killed him in front of his gate at Turf Road, Turffontein.”

”The killing was witnessed by Mr Izochukwu Nwokocha, also known as, Nwa Father,” Ikele said.

He said, “another Nigerian, Goziem Akpenyi was allegedly stabbed to death by three unknown coloured South African men after an argument with the deceased.”

”The incident took place at in Cape Town at about 1 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019.

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”These latest killings add to four other Nigerians who were shot dead in March. Three of the victims were murdered in Sunnyside, Pretoria and one in Balfour Park, Johannesburg,” Ikele said.

”We call on the Nigerian Government to impress on their South African counterpart that the killings have to be investigated and the culprits prosecuted,” he appealed.

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