Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa are currently having the worse time in their lives because South Africans have begun fresh attacks on them after looting and burning of businesses and properties belonging to foreigners.
The xenophobic attacks have got a lot of people talking with majority condemning the attacks.
Nigerian musician and politician, Banky W has also added his voice to the issue.
The “Yes/No” hitmaker has strongly condemned the attacks stating that for a country such as South Acrica that experienced apartheid, he is disappointed at the way they are badly treating fellow African nationals.
He expressed his view on the attacks via his Instagram and twitter pages. He described the attacks as “heartbreaking”.
In the post he urged the leaders and people of influence such as athletes, artistes media personalities and the citizenry to take it upon themselves to help stop the attacks.
The actor also expressed that South Africa is well noted as a loving country but not attributed to xenophobic attacks. He also added that the current negative view of South Africa is not the same nation former leader, Nelson Mandela fought for.
The attacks begun on last Monday, when there was a fight between some foreigners suspected to be Tanzanians and taxi drivers which led to the death of one taxi driver.
So, on Tuesday, the taxi drivers went on a mass protest in the morning and it degenerated into violence. Some miscreants joined them and they started causing mayhem by looting and burning houses and shops belonging to foreign nationals in the Pretoria Central Business District on Lilian Ngoyi Street.
Meanwhile, the police were able to control the situation but it spread to other parts whiles several others have been injured and millions of properties have been destroyed.