Xenophobic attacks: Man burnt alive and Nigerian shops looted in South Africa (video)

Xenophobic attacks: Man burnt alive and Nigerian shops looted in South Africa (video)

- Recent xenophobic attacks on Africans of other nationalities in South Africa have left many shocked and others alarmed

- Videos and photos making rounds on social media show South Africans brutally attacking and looting shops of other Africans, particularly Nigerians

- Many have reacted with rage on Twitter over the alarming videos including one which shows a man being burnt alive

In the wake of another round of xenophobic attacks on other Africans living in South Africa which has left five dead and several shops torched, many on Twitter have reacted with rage over horrific scenes from the attacks.

In a video making rounds on social media, a man reported to be a Nigerian was set ablaze and left to struggle in pain while the perpetrators captured the horrific scenes with their phones and cameras.

Caution: Disturbing video below.

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Africans of other nationalities on the continent have been attacked in South Africa and some shops looted in the latest xenophobic attacks, possibly the worse in 2019.

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Human right groups and other African governments have express concern about the latest xenophobic attacks and looting in the northern Johannesburg town of Alexandra and also unrest in Marabastad in Pretoria.

The Nigerian government in a statement summoned the South High Commissioner to Nigeria while noting ''Nigeria’s displeasure over the treatment of her citizens''.

As the world reacts in shock and outraged, many on Twitter have rightly condemned the recent xenophobic attacks on other African’s in South Africa, especially the video which shows a man struggling for his life while burning to death.

Dr. Joe Abah, condemn the act of ''criminality'' committed against Nigerians while calling on his fellow citizens to remain reasonable and calm despite the ''provocation''.

''As despicable and condemnable as the #XenophobicAttacks in South Africa are, we, Nigerians, must NOT descend to the same level of mindless criminality, despite the provocation. We must instead task both the @NigeriaGov & the @GovernmentZA to address the issue. #SayNoToXenophobia,'' his post stated.

Another Twitter user, Favvy Envy, called for the closure of South African-owned business in Nigeria.

She wrote: ''We don’t need @MTNNG in Nigeria again we don’t want @DStvNg nor @Shoprite_NG ETC let them go back to their country and employee their lazy youths #Xenophobia #XenophobicAttacks.''

At a recent press conference, president of the National Association of Nigerian Student, Danielson Bamidele Akpan, also firmly gave South African Businesses in Nigeria seven days ultimatum to move out of the country over the horrific xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.

Meanwhile, Twitter user, Isah Miqdad, has given life to the narrative that there are still some individuals with unshakable moral cabinets when he took to his handle to share his inspiring experience with a ''keke'' rider.

Isah Miqdad with Twitter handle, @Miqdad_th14, posted the story of Abubakar on his feed, recounting that Abubakar, who has no phone, returned a laptop and wallet to him when they forgot the items in his tricycle.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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