Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Alibaba, AKA Speak Out Against Xenophobic Attack In South Africa

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Since the beginning of the week thousands of Africans including Nigerians,  Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Malawi, have been attacked. The attacks have seen 5 people killed, hundreds injured and even more shops owned by foreigners looted and destroyed.

The violence was started by black South Africans who are accusing these foreigners for taking jobs from them. Never mind that these foreigner are driven and hardworking setting up their own businesses and not waiting on handouts.

Many have condemned the attack including the South African President Jacob Zuma. Also entertainers like Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, South African rapper – AKA and Alibaba are condemning the prejudiced attacks. Read what they had to say after the jump

Omotola wrote this afternoon,

I Never thought a day would come when this would happen! Dear South Africa , we fought with you during apartheid . You fled and lived with us. We shed blood for your freedom. Why? You of all people should know how this feels. Why fight and Kill people who really cared about you. Dear South Africa , why add this to your past glorious history. Nigeria stand up now and take care of your citizens worldwide . #Enough#Notoxenophobia #nomoreNigeriankillings#Nomoreafricankillings #Notoxenophobia#xenophobia #stopxenophobia

Rapper AKA said the attacks made him ashamed to be South African

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While comedian Ali Baba called for the Bigerian Government to shut down South African owned businesses in Nigeria.

As at the time of publishing the attacked have continued and in response the Nigerian government has promised to evacuate it’s citizens if the attacks worsen.

 

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4 Responses to “Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Alibaba, AKA Speak Out Against Xenophobic Attack In South Africa”

  1. Didintle April 17, 2015 at 15:18

    How is it going to stop the xenophobia problem if they close up all those shops in Nigeria? Not all South Africans are xenophobic, I was born and raised in South Africa,n I still live here but still love nigerians and all the other people from all over africa. I say nigerians and other africans should fight back and kill all those ignorant motherf**kers that try to kill them.

  2. Bar Baric April 17, 2015 at 19:45

    It is a very disturbing issue. The South African government needs to do something. I even hear that Jacob Zuma’s son is one of those sparking the chaos.

  3. Endowed April 19, 2015 at 19:22

    AKA what you’re saying makes sense but you can lead by example instead of sitting at your computer and typing you can actually organize some sort of march and see if people don’t show up in solidarity.

    Alibaba we were thought that an eye for an eye never ends well.

    Lastly Omotola you speak the truth, Nigeria is always there for her brothers and sisters. It’s not right that we as Africans have this mindset. I can just imagine the smirk on the white people faces. Instead of us uniting we’re killing each other. What a shame.

    South Africans mainly those Zulu hooligans I think ya should learn from the so-called foreigners that have been able to become successful in ya country something you guys clearly can’t do.
    I hope this die down before I step foot there in a couple of months.

  4. Jeremiah May 18, 2015 at 19:33

    Keep on writing, great job!

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