According to report reaching ayokinews.com, a violent xenophobic group in Soweto, South Africa, has began protesting for the expulsion of Nigerians and other foreign nationals in the country.
The xenophobic protest, “Operation Dudula” was carried out on Wednesday 16th June, 2021, and is said to have caused tension in the South African city of Soweto.
The xenophobic protest was confirmed by a Nigeria South-African based lawyer who spoke to Sahara Reporters. He said that foreign nationals had since 2008 lived with the “ominous increase in xenophobic threats and attacks on an annual basis.”
“This recent incident under discussion is not an isolated incident but one of the many ugly manifestations of xenophobia.
“I must confess that the South African Government is trying its best to curb and contain it but, many of these incidents are instigated by politicians and the so-called elite so to gain political mileage and to score political points.
“If you carefully observe some of the latest xenophobic attacks, you can tell that the locals don’t want foreign long haulage drivers to move the cross-border goods trailers and trucks in and out of South African borders. The foreign drivers don’t mind being paid less than the government-approved minimum wage, while the South Africans who are unionized want to insist on the minimum wage and more pay increases,” he said.
Source: Sahara Reporters