Xenophobia: 2 Nigerians reportedly almost beaten to death in South Africa

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The two Nigerians beaten in South Africa

According to reports, two Nigerians were almost killed in South Africa in the latest round of xenophobic attacks.

Photos of two Nigerians reportedly beaten in South Africa have popped up online.

It is believed that the Nigerians were assaulted by South Africans. According to Punch, the Nigerians were attacked in  Kuruman, Northern Cape, South Africa.


A Facebook user  Martin Ogbaje shared the photos on his page. "May God save us in this country, South Africa, two Nigeria guys almost murdered yesterday in Kuruman Northern Cape. If not because of Police help, their lives could have been a story by now" wrote Ogbaje on his Facebook profile.


Martin Ogbaje did not reveal why the Nigerians were beaten badly but judging from comments under his post, it seems this attack was drug related.

On May 10, 2017, it was reported that two unknown gunmen killed two Nigerians in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

The deceased, who both hailed from Anambra state, were shot dead at separate locations in the town.

The chairman of the Nigeria union in South Africa, Mike Ibitoye, disclosed this to NAN via telephone from Cape Town.

He said, "Mr Ernest Ughakwesili, 42, a native of Nkpor, Idemili north local government area of Anambra state, was shot in a nightclub by gunmen at Strand Area of Cape Town on Sunday.


"The assailants escaped after the shooting and the victim died before being rushed to the hospital."

According to him, the second victim, Chimezie Oranusi, 26, from Oba town in Anambra State, was shot with a friend in a car at Delst area of Cape Town.

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