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Xenophobia Threat: Nigerians Get 12-Hours Ultimatum To Leave South Africa

Nigerians and other foreign nationals resident in South Africa Keimoes and Upington areas of Northern Cape Province were on Thursday morning given 12 hours ultimatum to vacate by the indigenes.

This news was made known by the President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo who said the development was as a result of an ugly incident that took place on Wednesday, 8 Jan. 2019 between a police officer and a Nigerian.

Olubajo said a Nigerian man, who reportedly hailed from Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, allegedly stabbed to death a Police Officer, Constable Nico Visagie during a disagreement in the morning.

Olubajo disclosed details of the disagreement was still not very clear as the major witness was also stabbed multiple times and was still in critical condition at the hospital, the suspect who stabbed the police officer had been arrested and would appear in court on or before next Monday.

Keimoes is a town in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. It lies on the Orange River and is about halfway between Upington and Kakamas.

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