Xenophobic Attacks : South Africa Shuts Down High Commission In Nigeria

The South Africa High Commission in Nigeria has shut down its offices and consulate for fear of reprisal attacks by youths.

Acting High Commissioner, Bobby Moroe, said on Thursday that he had directed the mission to suspend all consular activities until the situation improved.

Also, South Africa Foreign Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor told Reuters that the country is  temporarily closing its embassy in Nigeria following the ongoing xenophobic crisis,

She said South Africa was in constant contact with Nigerian authorities to try to restore calm, adding there is no provision in local law for compensation for damage caused in the attacks.

“There is an Afrophobia we are sensing that exists, there is resentment and we need to address that,” Pandor said on the sidelines of a continental economic conference in Cape Town.

NAN

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