Abuja - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has condemned the murder of African foreigners in South Africa.
Chair of the Authority John Dramani Mahama, denounced the violence against the foreign nationals as barbaric and criminal.
He urged the South African Government to act to stop the increasing wave of attacks across its country.
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Mahama also condemned the individual South Africans involved in the act. The West African body described as a pity, the fact that the very people, whose nations sacrificed to help South Africans fight, repel and defeat apartheid, would today be considered “aliens” and hacked to death.
“We welcome the statement of our brother, President Jacob Zuma, and his assurances of a peaceful resolution, but we request for an urgent national action plan, backed by a behavioral change campaign against xenophobia in South Africa in such barbaric manners,” Mahama said in a statement from Abuja, the ECOWAS Headquarters.
The attacks have claimed the lives of about ten people in recent days.
- CAJ News