Lagos – The All Africa Students Union (AASU) has called on the South African government to retain normalcy in that country amid a wave of violence against foreign nationals.
Nigerians have not been spared the tensions that have come to a head with the death of at least seven people. None have been identified as Nigerian.
Awaah Fred, AASU Secretary General, said the organisation condemned unreservedly these shameful xenophobic acts and calls for the culprits to be brought to justice.
“AASU calls on the South African government not to leave any stone unturned to bring up normalcy in the country,” said Fred.
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Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, has been blamed for the latest round of xenophobic violence in South Africa after he was quoted as saying foreign nationals must return “home.”
Fred said it was meanwhile misleading to link the difficulties that the majority of South Africans were facing to the African immigrants.
“The situation of the people of South Africa can be traced to the deep disparities created by the previous apartheid regime and the current management of the country. It will take a committed, selfless and visionary leadership to heal the wounds created by the apartheid regime.”
Fred appealed for harmony among nationalities in the Southern African country.
“South Africa is not and cannot be an island. It will need others as others will need it to forge its forward match to sustainable development.”
- CAJ News