The latest xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa have spurred Nigerians on social media to call for the boycott of South African products and businesses in Nigeria.
The attack, which occurred on Sunday, saw a group of violent South Africans in Johannesburg looting and burning businesses owned by Nigerians.
Another viral video also showed a mob of South Africans in their large numbers setting a man suspected to be a Nigerian ablaze on the street of South Africa.
The latest attack has sent the Twittersphere into hysteria prompting a lot of Nigerians on social media to call for the boycott of South African-owned business in Nigeria like MTN, Shoprite, Protea Hotel and DSTV among others to force the South African government to stop the killings.
WuzupNigeria reported earlier that popular OAP Daddy Freeze had declared that he would be boycotting South African products, saying he will not enrich a country that treats his people like animals.
He also vowed not to travel to South Africa again.
Meanwhile, some Nigerians revealed that they have started boycotting South Africa businesses and products in Nigeria and promised not to stop.
See some of the reactions:
Can you just imagine how gullible the South Africans are.
— Uncle Bolu | GARRI KING 👑 (@MistaaBolu) September 3, 2019
We have TSTV
We have GLO
We have Ebeano
They can’t be killing us yet generating huge income off Nigerians. I think it’s time we boycott Dstv, MTN and Shoprite.
— Obi Of Onitsha🇨🇦 (@classicNedu) September 2, 2019
Stop killing Nigerians
We didn’t take your Jobs
Stop killing Nigerians
We didn’t take your women
Stop killing Nigerians
We are not the reason you are lazy !!!!!!
It’s annoying we Nigeria open our hands to everyone but they still hate us this much #Xenophobia
— Trouble Maker 😒(G.O). (@ObongRoviel) September 2, 2019
“You won’t find South Africans in other countries dominating a city up to 80%… we cannot surrender South Africa to foreign nationals.” ~ South Africa Deputy Minister of Police.
I think MTN, Shoprite and DSTV should also be ready to leave Nigeria
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) September 3, 2019
I just smashed my DSTV console where I am now, 2 more to go. This is how show my solidarity. Dang DSTV, Shoprite and all South Aficans. I am berserk but I can’t kill anybody and won’t, the way I can express my vehement disapproval is by cutting#EnoughIsEnough#SayNoToXenophobia pic.twitter.com/8p9sLMvUHA
— Enigma (@Enigma_Gpes) September 3, 2019
How many 🇳🇬 Nigerians are ready to #BoyCottSouthAfrica or #boycottsouthafricanbusinessesinNigeria IMMEDIATELY! Post a receipt here!
Endless list of 🇿🇦 business in🇳🇬@DStvNg @DStv @MTNNG @Shoprite_NG @flySAA_US pic.twitter.com/g4Z9Re0Lxu
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) September 3, 2019
Dear Nigerians, when we are hurt let us come together and tell our attackers we won’t take it. How do we tell the South African Govt we will not take it. Boycott Shoprite for just SEVEN (7) DAYS as a warning shot. Next DO NOT RENEW YOUR DSTV subscription as the next stage.
— Arinola (@iyaboawokoya) September 3, 2019
Boycott South African EVERYTHING.
Fuck Big Brother Naija.
What is happening to Nigerians is more important than a fucking show.
Stop watching that show.
Don’t shop at ShopRite.
Boycott them all.
— Suga Dono 🌕 (@sugabelly) September 3, 2019
Lets break our MTN sim
stop going to shoprite
stop using Dstv…
All these are just social media talk !
If you all could stand up for Busola Dakolo & COZA
I wonder what is stop us from standing up for Nigeria !
Let’s shut it down !
They called for war !
Let’s give them war ! https://t.co/7gojMM0JL5
— Nigeria coffee 🇳🇬 ☕️ (@Prettyy_Rib) September 3, 2019
People are saying we should keep pampering DSTV and Shoprite and Multichoice because Nigerians are working there..
Lol, China didn’t think twice to ban Apple, same with Huawei in America etc. people are dying and you’re preaching pacifism🤦🏾♀️
— Prince Chibuikem ⚓ (@DiceyPrince_) September 3, 2019
I hear some people say we can’t do without MTN & Shoprite. See talk!
I dumped my MTN simcard since 2016. The last time I visited shoprite was also 2016.
Let me see if my wife & kids won’t stop watching DSTV if I don’t pay for subscription.
You can put an end to the madness in SA!
— Muero Gordon (@GordonMuero) September 3, 2019
For now I’m not buying anything
from shoprite, I’m done with MTN
and DSTV can go to hell as well. #SayNoToXenophobia
— Silva⚡ (@ButeleMike) September 3, 2019
Dear Nigerians, if we were @MBuhari ,we would send the strongest possible message to SA by SUSPENDING all air travel to SA. Invite SA Ambassador to Nigeria.Invite bosses of MTN Shoprite and Dstv. This is beyond @abikedabiri – it really is
What would you do? #Xenophobia @dunua pic.twitter.com/Yt95iWBXpJ
— Leading Nigeria’s Conversation (@LNCtoday) September 3, 2019
If Nigeria has to break ties with South Africa, let’s take off all the gloves fully. FG should assist Adenuga’s Glo in acquiring MTN, and also support Prince Ebeano in acquiring Shoprite Nigeria. All Nigerians in South Africa should return & Vice- versa. NTA can acquire DSTV too.
— Mr Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) September 2, 2019
I hate Glo. The network is messed up . But right now, I am a Nigerian. I am destroying my Mtn sim and buying Glo. While still at it, anybody that sees me in a Shoprite store again from today should stone me. As for DSTV, I will find an alternative. Useless ungrateful bunch.
— Mazi (@matthewamad) September 2, 2019
See how US took measures on the costly Nigerian Visa for Americans and we succumbed immediately?
Same would have been done since 2010 for S.A
Boycott Dstv, MTN, Shoprite, they would be forced to act
But our own Govt will be slow.
If it’s to sign 4.8b for cars, they will be quick
— Ifechidere (@Ifechideere) September 2, 2019