'Eye witnesses' recount cause of latest attacks on African nationals in South Africa (video)

'Eye witnesses' recount cause of latest attacks on African nationals in South Africa (video)

- Two men, who claim to have witnessed what may have stirred the latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa have shared their story in a video

- The men claim a Tanzanian illegal drug dealer who shot a taxi driver dead was mistaken for a Nigerian

- A social media user shared the video on Twitter

While xenophobic attacks in the past have largely hinged on the back of other African nationals in South Africa ‘stealing’ the jobs of the natives, the latest attacks may have been sparked by an alleged murder.

Two 'eye witnesses' reveal that a Tanzanian illegal drug dealer, who shot a taxi driver dead, was mistaken for a Nigerian.

In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, which is making rounds on Twitter, the two men, whose identities were not disclosed, recounted that a Tanzanian drug dealer, who’s a member of a cartel that controls illegal drugs in Pretoria, shot a native taxi driver dead and a Nigerian man was mistaken to have committed the crime.

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One of the men alleged that Tanzanian drug lords control ''the whole of Pretoria'' as their territory.

''The whole of Pretoria, drugs is in the hands of Tanzanians,'' the first speaker said.

The other man, who claimed to be a witness to the crime narrates that he saw the whole incident unfold before his very two eyes.

''I was there, I saw it with my own eyes. I don’t hear they say,'' the second speaker affirmed.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that xenophobic attacks have been carried out against other African nationals living in South Africa.

Nigerians and their properties in the country have been particularly targeted and shops looted by South Africans.

BBC reported that five people have died and several injured as a result of the latest xenophobic attacks on other African nationals.

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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