Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians in South Africa
Babafemi A. Badejo, Ph.D
The developments in South Africa and subsequent reactions in Nigeria are extremely sad and reflect the failure of leadership in both countries and more so in South Africa.
The intermittent hate exhibited by South African mobs on other Africans has happened a number of times before the recent spate. There has been enough time for the South African government to address the problem radically including through to its root causes. Disbanding, detention and/or repatriation of criminal gangs operated by other Africans should have been a regular occurrence.
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