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Calls for Nigerians to boycott South African firms

22 April 2015, 21:32

Lagos - The Campaign for Democracy (CD) has called on Nigerians to shun products and services of South African companies in Nigeria as a protest the xenophobic violence in the Southern African country.

“We call on Nigerians to as a mark of solidarity with these victims boycott all South African companies and their products in Nigeria until the (President Jacob) Zuma government is able to guarantee the safety of our citizens and bring the perpetrators of these dastardly acts to book,” Dr Joe Okei – Odumakin of CD said.

Also read: Xenophobia: OAP wants South Africans out of Ghana 

He said they were particularly disturbed by the attacks against Nigerians given the enormous sacrifices Nigeria made in the ant-apartheid struggle in South Africa.

“Apart from monetary and other unquantifiable support to the black Africans under the yoke of apartheid, Nigeria became a comfortable abode for ANC cadres fleeing from the plague of repression. Among such South Africans who found home in Nigeria was the former President Thabo Mbeki.”

At least seven people have died following the wave of xenophobic violence.

There are a number of South African-owned companies that have operations in Nigeria. 

- CAJ News


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