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
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Ondo civil servant smuggles wife into service, places her on grade level 14
A civil servant in Ondo State has been arrested for allegedly smuggling his wife into the Ondo State Civil Service and placing her on grade level 14 and she had been collecting salaries.
The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties, Dr Doyin Odebowale, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspect was caught as a result of the reform carried out by the state’s Head of Service, Mr Alex Aragbaye.
Odebowale did not, however, state how long the woman had been collecting salaries.
He added that other suspects were arrested for alleged involvement in various corrupt practices.
“We were able to discover that certain elements, whose names appear on the staff list, were never employed. A particular man employed his wife and placed her on grade level 14. She never attended an interview and she has been collecting salaries.
The governor’s aide stated that all the indicted civil servants had already been suspended, adding that they would face disciplinary actions.
How my wife and I were humiliated, manhandled by Nigeria Police at Moore Police Station Ile Ife By Dr Abiodun Olabanjo
My wife and l are Medical Doctors practising in Ile Ife Osun state. While my wife works with OSHMB. I have a private hospital in Ile Ife. l had to drive my wife to her place of work this morning with the private hospital ambulance (Name of the hospital well written on the ambulance with Doctors stickers on the windscreen). We had passed through several police barricades on the way.
On getting to one of the barricades in front of Moore Police station, we stopped and they asked for our mission on the road, despite the lockdown declared by the Government, and we patiently introduced ourselves and told them where we work and the reason why I had to drive my wife to her place of work and also informed them that I would be coming back soon as I had a patient that was been prepared for surgery before I left the hospital.
To my surprise on my way back from State Hospital Oke Ogbo Ile Ife where my wife works unlike other checkpoints where we had passed, where they didn’t need to stop us again for questioning on seeing the same hospital ambulance, the police at the barricade in front of Moore decided to stop us again and we did.
They asked me again for my identity and I explained to them but they insisted on parking the ambulance despite all explanation. After some persuasion one of the police personnel ordered the barricade to be removed, a car in the front and we followed but as we drove on we heard a loud bang at the back of the ambulance with someone in boy scout uniform calling other policeman claiming we broke through their barricade.
We, therefore, decided to stop but before I could open the car door to come down they started hitting me from the car, slapping and dragging me out of the car saying we wanted to hit one of them.
I was kicked several times by these about 30/50 people who were not even aware of what transpired. On citing this my wife quickly came down to stop the one slapping and hitting me but they didn’t even allow her they started beaten and dragging her too to the police station.
We were then ordered to be locked up in the cell by the Area Commander without any interrogation.
Instead, they collected all our four phones our shoes and other personal belongings including the car key without allowing us to make any form of communication either to our people nor our lawyer.
It was one of our patients who witnessed the event that quickly reported the case at our hospital from where our lawyer was contacted.
It was our lawyer in company of the patient that was waiting for emergency caesarian section that came to bail us at the police station. As we speak now, we were told they threatened to charge us to court tomorrow for trial even without investigation calling us all sorts of names and concorted lot of lies against us.
Our questions are….. Are Doctors not permitted to go to their places of work during this lockdown? Is the hospital ambulance not permitted to move during lockdown?
Was it normal for the police officer to collect all our phones without allowing us to communicate either with our people or our lawyer……. Our phones were ringing several times and they were dancing and singing to the tunes despite telling them that someone was in distress. It is our desire to register our displeasure to the whole nation…….
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