By Mike Mbonye
The Nigerian Union in South Africa on Thursday stated that six visitor homes owned by its members had been burnt throughout renewed assaults towards Nigerians in Rustenburg, North West Province of South Africa.
Mr Paul Nwanedo, chairman of the union within the Province, instructed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the phone from Rustenburg, that the attackers beat a girl and her little one.
“ These assaults started on Sunday. Four Nigerians are in essential situation within the hospital. We additionally obtained a report that the Taxi drivers additionally beat a Nigerian girl and her little one.
“ We may also affirm that six visitor homes belonging to our folks had been burnt by the drivers.
“ We haven’t recorded any incident right now. We have suggested our folks to stay indoors and guarantee their security.
“ As we speak, stakeholders comprising the police, taxi drivers and senior government officials are still in a meeting. The union was not allowed to be part of the meeting,” Nwanedo stated.
The chairman stated that the union was nonetheless taking inventory of losses by Nigerians and would talk to applicable Federal authorities representatives in South Africa.
The taxi drivers went on the rampage following allegations that Nigerians bought medicine to a gang that attacked their members.
They additionally alleged Nigerian kidnapped and raped a 16-year-old South African lady.
Nwando stated the allegations had been false and spurious.
“ Our investigation so far showed that these allegations are false. No Nigerian has been arrested for alleged abduction or rape. The allegation of drugs selling to the gang is also untrue,” he stated