According to two eye witness, the Xenophobic attacks in South Africa against Nigerians started after a taxi driver was shot dead by a Tanzanian who was assumed to be a Nigerian.
One of the witnesses claims was a Tanzanian guy that killed the taxi driver not a Nigerian and the guys selling drugs at Brown street are Tanzanians not Nigerians. He insisted that he saw the incident himself and saw exactly as it happened.
The local went on to say the whole of Pretoria is ruled by Tanzanian drug lords and not Nigerians. He says at night they rob people, shoot and stab people publicly. He also said the media and the world are the ones making people believe the shooting was by a Nigerian.
He was backed up by another local who said he witnessed the killing, he did not hear about it and he is very sure of what he saw.
Watch the video below.
The genesis of the recent xenophobic attacks – Eyewitness speak pic.twitter.com/bReZFjUi3B
— #BBNaija Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) September 4, 2019
The Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and citizens of other African countries in South Africa has led to counter attacks. Nigerians and Zambians have protested and halted the businesses of South African owned companies in their country.