President, Nigerian Residents Affiliation South Africa, Ben Okoli, says a Nigerian, Mr Okechukwu Henry, from Imo State, was stabbed to demise by unidentified South African robbers.
The NICASA president stated this in a letter to the Consul-Basic, Nigerian Consulate Johannesburg, South Africa.
A replica of the letter was obtained by the Information Company of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja.
Okoli stated the affiliation was uninterested in sending Nigerians again house in physique luggage because of premeditated and organised crime towards them in South Africa.
Okoli stated, “Tragedy has struck the Nigerian group once more, simply after 4pm on Friday, Might three. Mr Okechukwu Henry was stabbed to dying by unknown native South African robbers.
”The late Henry, a automotive supplier who specialised in used automobiles, lived in Middleburg Mpumalanga Province. Earlier earlier than his dying, some two native guys had indicated curiosity to purchase his automotive – a white VW polo.
”That they had negotiated the worth and agreed to purchase; late Henry had produced all essential paperwork to seal the deal when all of a sudden the native consumers stated they needed to test-drive the automotive first earlier than paying.”
He added that Henry obliged them however insisted he would drive together with them.
”As they drove out, he all of a sudden realised that they have been robbers as they demanded the important thing of the automotive.
”They attacked him and stabbed him a number of occasions; they took the keys however couldn’t handle to drive away the automotive.
“Their motion attracted the eye of individuals round they usually ran away with the keys with out the automotive,” he stated.
In line with him, Henry was rushed to hospital, however it appeared he had died on the scene.
He said that a case of theft and homicide had been opened by the NICASA Provincial chairman in Mpumalanga.
”Your Excellency, the assault on Nigerians has reached an alarming degree and calls for one thing pressing to be completed to stem this ugly tide. Our nationals are beneath assault in South Africa. We’re underneath assault from each angle.
He referred to as on the Nigerian Mission to urgently intervene.
“We not really feel protected, we’ve got develop into like a trophy hunted by all. The Nigerian Residents Affiliation, South Africa, is disheartened by the frequent repatriation of the stays of our pricey residents,” he stated.
Source: The Punch