Xenophobia: Stop Pretending By Condemning Attacks, Stop It, Falana Tells South African Government

  • Falana tells South African government to stop pretending in condemning the attack.
  • Says it is unfortunate to refer to Nigerians as drug addicts.

Human right activist, Femi Falana (SAN) has called on the South African government to address drug trafficking in its country instead of justifying xenophobic attacks carried out by its citizens.

Falana, a constitutional lawyer, made the call in a statement titled, ‘South Africa government should stop justifying xenophobic attacks’.

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The legal luminary who stated that many Nigerian youths’ involvement in drugs out of frustration, like their South African counterparts’ should not be the basis for calling all Nigerians drug addicts.

“While pretending to condemn the attacks, the Cyril Ramaphosa regime has said that many Nigerians living in South Africa are drug addicts!

“This is an unfortunate statement as the authorities in Pretoria ought to have arrested, prosecuted and jailed the Nigerians allegedly involved in drug trafficking in South Africa.

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“Are we to believe that the immigrants from other African countries have been attacked because of their involvement in the drug business?”, he asked.’

Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki in a recent interview, had said that the attack is against those involved in illegal business-like drug racketeering and prostitution.

Mbeki has received a lot of backlashes from the statement made to justify the attack on Nigerians and other African migrants.

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