SOUTH AFRICA DEPORTS 10,000 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

South Africa Department of Home Affairs, on Wednesday, said that more than 10,000 illegal migrants have been deported from South Africa in the first six months of 2019. Home Affairs Minister spokesman Siya Qoza said it was clamping down on illegal migration and that plans were in place to secure the country’s porous borders. “These deportations happen regularly, following the prescribed legal processes”, Xinhua quoted him as saying. “In the same period we have charged 1,048 employers for breaching immigration laws and more than half of these were in Gauteng.…

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OVER 400 NIGERIANS WANT TO BE EVACUATED FROM SOUTH AFRICA – NIGEEIAN MISSION

The Nigerian Mission in South Africa says no fewer than 400 Nigerians have indicated interest and registered to be evacuated from South Africa following the recent xenophobic attacks. Nigeria’s Consul General in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, said this in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. Adama noted that Air Peace had offered to airlift those willing to return home sequel to the attacks on Nigerians and their businesses by South Africans. According to him, the first batch of Nigerians who are willing to return…

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REAL REASON FG COULD NOT NATIONALISE OR TAKE OVER SOUTH AFRICAN ASSETS, INVESTMENTS IN THE COUNTRY

We’ll not tolerate reprisal, lawlessness, says Lagos Gov Standard Bank Group: We stand ashamed before our African brothers and sisters FG: No Bomb Explosion at SA High Commission Tobi Soniyi and Segun James Nigeria stands to incur a huge cost if it decides to nationalise South African businesses in Nigeria in retaliation against xenophobic attacks on its citizens living in South Africa. This is because there is a clause in the trade agreement between both countries that clearly forbids such action, THISDAY has learnt. This is just as the Governor…

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SOUTH AFRICA: 497 ARRESTED AS LOOTING CONTINUES

The South African police on Friday reported that they have arrested 497 suspects who have been looting shops in Gauteng Province. Xinhua reports that Police spokesperson, Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, said 74 persons were arrested in Katlehong on Thursday, bringing the total number of arrests since violence erupted in Johannesburg to 497. She said the situation in Katlehong and other areas in the Province remains calm as the number of incidents continue to decline. Peters said while 11 people were killed during this period, only seven deaths have been directly linked…

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CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, SOUTH AFRICA GIVES ACTUSL FIGURE OF CASUSLTIES IN SOUTH AFRICA’S XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday said that at least 10 persons have been killed, two of them foreigners, in a wave of riots and attacks. The president said this in a televised address in Johannesburg. “Over the past few days, our country has been deeply traumatised and troubled by acts of violence and criminality directed against foreign nationals and our own citizens,” Mr Ramaphosa said. “People have lost their lives, families have been traumatised … We know that at least 10 people have been killed in the violence.…

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FG EXPLAINS RECALL OF ITS HIGH COMMISSIONER IN SOUTH AFRICA

[FILES] Lai Mohammed. PHOTO: LUCY LADIDI The Federal Government has clarified that it is only recalling the country’s High Commissioner in South Africa for consultation, over the recent escalated xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in that country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, offered the explaination on Thursday on Channels Television’s live programme “Politics Today’’, monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The minister reiterated the position of his Foreign Affairs counterpart, Geoffrey Onyema, that the high commissioner’s recall for consultation would be after the President’s…

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MAN REVEALS HOW HIS CLEARING COMPANY HAS BEEN BRINGING 4-5 CORPSES OF NIGERIANS EVERY WEEK FROM SOUTH AFRICA, SEE TWEETS

A Nigerian on Twitter who co-owns a clearing company has revealed how his company brings 4 to 5 corpses of Nigerians in South Africa every week, many of them shot point blank. In the Twits, he also reveals that the Nigerian Health Ministry is in the know and should have raises alarm over the killings before now. See the Tweets

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BUHARI, OSINBAJO FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTERS, WAY OPTIONS ON SOUTH AFRICAN XENOPHOBIA ATTACKS

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama to discuss next step on Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. The country has boycotted the World Economic Forum on Africa 2019 holding in Cape Town, South Africa. The Forum which kicked off on Wednesday had no Nigerian delegation in attendance as other African countries joined Nigeria in boycotting the event. Some of the other African countries that have pulled out of WEF are Rwanda, Malawi and DR Congo. The Nigerian…

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MTN CLOSES SHOP IN NIGERIA OVER XENOPHOBIA REPRISAL ATTACKS

Telecommunications giant, MTN, has announced the closure of all its shops in Nigeria. This may not be unconnected with the threat by some Nigerians to retaliate the Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. There have been attacks on Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa, an action which the Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama said the South African government was not doing enough to quell. The attacks by South Africans also led to an attempt by some Nigerians to raze some South Africa-owned companies in Nigeria, including MTN,…

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