Xenophobic attack in South Africa: Funke Akindele, Adesua Etomi beg Nigerian government to intervene
In reaction to the Xenophobic attacks going on in South Africa, Nigerian celebrities are crying for help, pleading to Nigerian government to come to the aid of the suffering masses living in diaspora, especially the troubled country.
The celebrities joined voices and expressed their pains through their social media handles.
My heart can’t take it – Adesua Etomi
I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch the videos from the recent attacks against Nigerians and other foreign nationals by some South Africans.
My heart can’t take it. My mind can’t fathom how you kill another human being based on their nationality. My mind can’t fathom how the people that spent years oppressed have become the oppressors. Businesses burnt down, lives lost. The people that have died as a result of Xenophobia, whether past or present, were not only sons, daughters, friends, mothers, fathers etc.. They were human beings like you and I and their only crime was their nationality.
This isn’t the South Africa that Mandela fought for. Let’s use our voices and let’s speak against this. We are all members of the same body. We must do better.
It is my hope that people of influence in South Africa rise up and speak against all that is happening. Evil only prevails when good men do nothing.
May the souls of the departed, rest in peace and may the lord replenish all that has been lost. We must now more than ever, lead with Love.
It is the responsibility of every single African to speak out about Xenophobia. Not just a select few. There is power in numbers.
South Africans anger is a misplaced prejudice – Eku Edewor
South Africans anger is a complete misplaced anger, prejudice and xenophobia built up out of an inferiority complex created by decades of apartheid and oppression. I don’t see fellow Africans as a competitor but a fellow compatriot who is struggling to feed his family and have some comfort in this short life-time, If you feel undeserved in wealth distribution, please research again who controls that wealth and it has nothing to do with some Nigerian, Zimbabwean or Mozambican working in a restaurant or an Ethiopian running a small shop, or a Ghanaian mechanic working hard in the sun.
Violence is not the only solution – Funke Akindele
This is so sad!!! Why? Must violence be the solution to every problem? I woke up to horrific pictures and videos of our country men being attacked and killed! This has to stop o! We all are out there hustling to put food on our tables! Why the killings? appeal to the Nigerian Government to see to the immediate end to this. All lives matter!