Thursday, January 11, 2018
Photo: Four Nigerians in critical condition after serious attacks from South Africans, their shops burnt
Four members of the Nigerian community are currently in critical conditions in the hospital after series of attacks from South African indigenes that started on Sunday January 7th in Rustenburg.
Confirming the attack, the chairman of the Nigerian Union, North West Province chapter, Nwanego Paul, said that taxi drivers in Rustenburg alleged that a Nigerian abducted and raped a 16-year-old South African girl and also alleged that Nigerians sold drugs to a local gang that attacked their members.
“This is absolutely untrue. We have investigated and found out that the allegations are false.
The union is worried about the safety of our members in Rustenburg,” he said
Nwanedo said that four Nigerians caught by the taxi drivers were beaten and are in critical condition in the hospital while some shops belonging to Nigerians had been torched.
“ As I speak to you, we are afraid because the attacks have continued and our members are still in hiding. We have reported to the police and our national secretariat. We want the safety of lives and property of our people,” he said.
Meanwhile the spokesman of the police in Rustenburg, Brig-Gen. Sabata Mokgwabone, says investigation is ongoing into the reason behind the attacks. He confirmed that “ the burnt houses are those occupied by foreign nationals,”