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Why South Africans attack Nigerians, other nationals – Envoy

The South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Lulu Mnguni, says the root cause of attacks by citizens of his country on Nigerians and other nationals was the believe that their means of livelihood was under threat.

The envoy spoke in reaction to fresh xenophobic violence in South Africa.

Mnguni, who said the solution to the crisis was being mapped out, assured that his country does not hate other nationals.

His words: “The root cause can be viewed more as social challenges that exist when some people find out that their businesses are being threatened,” he told Daily Trust.

“When we were growing up, we had businesses that were run by our own people but now they feel that outsiders have taken over. It is a question of leadership he concluded.


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