Nigeria lashes out at SA 'xenophobia'

2012-03-07 08:12

Abuja - Nigeria lashed out at South Africa on Tuesday, accusing its authorities of targeting Nigerians and alleging "xenophobia" after 125 of its travellers were refused entry over vaccination cards.

Foreign Minister Olugbenga Ashiru said Nigeria would respond to any further action after South Africa on Friday refused entry to Nigerians on suspicions that their yellow fever vaccination cards were fake.

Sales of fake vaccination cards are common at Nigerian borders.

Retaliatory move

South Africa's ambassador was summoned to the Nigerian foreign ministry on Monday, and 28 South Africans were refused entry into Nigeria the same day in an apparent retaliatory move.

Nigerian airline Arik Air also suspended its Lagos-Johannesburg flight for a day in protest.

Ashiru said that, despite "cordial" relations at the leadership level of the two continental powerhouses, immigration authorities and police in South Africa were "fuelling the irritation between our two countries".

"And what you saw played out last week is exactly what I have in mind - that the officials in the immigration department are always unfriendly towards Nigerian travellers, and I say that boldly," Ashiru, a former ambassador to South Africa, told a committee of lawmakers.

"Also the police, they randomly, without any reason, go on a rampage and arrest Nigerians indiscriminately and lock them up. What you see playing out is what we call xenophobia by South Africans against all Africans - not just Nigerians, including even those from their neighbouring countries."


South Africans have in the past vented their anger on foreigners, mostly Zimbabweans, Mozambicans, Nigerians and Somalis, accusing them of taking their jobs and committing crimes.

Xenophobic attacks in May 2008 left 62 people dead and caused thousands to flee their homes.

Ashiru pledged an "appropriate reaction" to any further such moves to refuse entry to Nigerians and sent a signal to South African companies.

"They should not take the friendly business environment we have in Nigeria, whereby companies including South African companies are making more profit in Nigeria than in South Africa, for granted," he said.

South Africa's embassy in Nigeria declined to comment.

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  • Kevin - 2012-03-07 08:16

    Good , now keep your Nigerians at home . We have enough somalians ,nigerians and zimbabweans to last us a life time.

      Michelle - 2012-03-07 08:19

      Not to mention almost every drug or protitution ring report has the word Nigerian in it.

      Bardy - 2012-03-07 08:30

      @ paulmandlankosi - South America? Seriously? If there are any here, they are very few. And if you are refering to whites as the europeans, you are also wrong. Back in the 1600's, the whites were from Europe yes, just like the Americans were also from Europe. But they settled and formed and new nation and now they are proudly Americans. The same happened here! We whites are from South Africa... Born and raised so please take you racist cr@p somewhere else!

      John - 2012-03-07 08:43

      @Bardy Leave that Tokoloshe Mandla...Is not worthed to pay attention to people like him.

      alexander.lombard - 2012-03-07 08:50


      JJ - 2012-03-07 08:52

      In paulmandlankosi's defence he said Europeans, not white South Africans, so stop being so defensive Bardy. But if he didn't then i withdraw my statement...

      cosmos.ndebele - 2012-03-07 08:55

      Paul Mandlenkosi the truth hurts hah!!!! I see u ar being attacked

      TheJaydedKing - 2012-03-07 08:58

      Michelle - Can their blonde russian prostitution rings at least stay?

      Nigel - 2012-03-07 09:06

      @ paulmandla...get an education

      Bonjo - 2012-03-07 09:09

      @Lemurian That's probably because most people have had Nigerians offer to sell them drugs and not Europeans...sad but true unfortunately...

      Willie - 2012-03-07 09:12

      What about their corruption officials at their airports in Nigeria ,they are also xenophobic because they think south africans are rich

      GeeWizz - 2012-03-07 09:14

      @ Kevin, This is the best overvue of Nigerians in our country. Give this man a "BELLS"

      Anthony - 2012-03-07 09:20

      @Michelle, No, you are wrong, that "honour" goes to the Russians !!!!!

      Rainbow - 2012-03-07 09:26

      I agree, these people are here for one reason and that is to set up criminal syndigates and to entice the easy to brainwash ignorant locals into doing the crime for them theft and drug syndicates. They are the resaon we have a major drug abuse problem in our country.

      VaMbozha - 2012-03-07 09:28

      ha ha ha ha ha hell hath no fury than a man whose woman was taken by a Nigerian.

      Eduard - 2012-03-07 10:10

      @ Mr.Fibre Well, I am a South Africa and must agree with you. High crime, corrupt government, highest HIV case country in the world, rapes and murder common behaviour and lately SA got some drug mule status as well. South Africa should not act like kids, neither should Nigeria. This tit for tat is so childish

      Marion - 2012-03-07 10:16

      @Mr.Fibre - perhaps the Nigerians who come to South Africa are, what did you say, a tad mindless and moronic too. Fact my friend that ALL the Nigerians I have met in SA so far were involved in illicit activities. For example, how many car guards do you know who can buy BMW's, albeit secondhand, buy houses in suburbs etc., The ones who sell drugs on the side, that's who.

      JacquesClaassen - 2012-03-07 10:30

      @ Mr.Fibre If our country is so crap, why do you bother reading our blogs and news articles. Why is Johannesburg's GDP more than the rest of Africa combined and why o why do we have to supply the rest of Africa with luxury items like Dstv, maybe that's why they all come to our country. Just remember this is our country not yours, so our rules and admission rights are reserved. Not our fault your country sells fake certificates, seriously just get the freaking shot!

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 10:52

      @ Mr Lack of moral fibre. Marion only meets criminals because those are the only ones that come here,they honest ones i know actually live in Nigeria.

      Anthony - 2012-03-07 11:04

      Just a thought!!!!!!!! ""It is said that the Russian Mafia runs the city with more gangsters than police ... racism, prostitution, drug trafficking and kidnappings, not to mention the ... for years now and Cape Town is the most dangerous city in the country."" But than the Russians are not Black, so I suppose, than it does not count !!!!!!

      Wisdom - 2012-03-07 11:29

      i pray u will never go out from south Africa because u think is where life end

      Eduard - 2012-03-07 11:34

      @ Mr.Fibre The ANC government is causing this, not the rest of South Africa. If the ANC was capable of proper governance, then we would not have issues like this even making news. the authorities would be competent enough to deal with this.... The way you say things, "I hope this row continues, so we can kick out some investors from your country who are monopolizing some industries in Nigeria. and give space to upcoming business men" is very disturbing. You know when you wish bad things onto others, bad things multiply and come to you. In other words, what goes around, comes around. Just a thought. The ANC government is causing this, not the rest of South Africa A lot of times, the governments across the world want things like this(row over something small) to happen, in order for them to distract the public of bigger and worse issues. Come on, wake up, if you chase investors away, you only cut your own nose to spite your own face....

      Mr.Fibre - 2012-03-07 13:00

      @JacquesClaassen "Why do u we read your blogs?". Sorry maddam we don't read your blogs and news site, I only googled this site, cos I was interested in what the SA media had to say. You are the sort of people I was referring to, you think SA is the epitome of African Civilization. but your wrong. This morning I watched the video of the murder of Farai Kujirichita, and I must say SA is also plagued with the same problems of any other 3rd world country. Your only Plus is the high concentration of whites and foreign investment. So get of your high horses, SA is nothing special. I have no business there and I pray other Nigerian's start boycotting the place too.

      paulmandlankosi - 2012-03-07 13:37

      @Nigel, sadly I am more educated than your family combined so you are the ones who are supposed to get an education.

      PB - 2012-03-07 13:39

      Gees, Mr Fibre - "Your only Plus is the high concentration of whites and foreign investment" don't tell juliaaaas malema this, he might just get a hernia.

      werner.smidt - 2012-03-07 13:43

      @Mr.Fibre . . careful, you're gonna get me killed, bro. D:

      Anthony - 2012-03-07 14:59

      @Eduard, Although Mr Fibre, says some very unfortunate things about SA, he is also saying, that if we South Africans ,treat ALL Nigerians as trash, what are South African companies than doing in Nigeria !! He certainly has a point there. There are plenty foreign companies , not South African, willing to invest in Nigeria !!!!

      paulmandlankosi - 2012-03-07 19:44

      @Mike, as they leave, let them please leave with all other European criminals like Braam Botha, Kotze, Arthur Browm etc.

      chux.edward - 2012-03-07 20:24

      oh u xenophobic nation called south africa... scared that Nigerians would come take your jobs, live in the best houses, drive the fly rides and most of all get all your girls begging for some Nigerian love... face it you south africans, Nigerians are smarter, finer n happier than you all... Guess what... now u have to be HIV negative to leave SA, hahahaha

      adejimijohnson - 2012-03-07 23:41

      @JacquesClaassen....did u say Johannesburg's GDP more than the rest of Africa combined...the GDP in billion dollars for 2010 SA 357.259,,egypt 218.466,,nigeria 216.803...49 countries left..always say what you are sure ma'am/sir. the luxury items supplied by SA or any other country are not charity,,the are paid for and bulk of the payment goes back to their foundation..

      NrGx - 2012-03-08 08:21

      Whilst I agree on most comments, it seems that the BIGGER issue has been avoided, which is the reason they were denied entry. "yellow fever vaccination cards were fake". I would take EVERY precaution to avoid a yellow fever outbreak here. So well done SA authorities!

      davids.marks1 - 2012-03-08 08:34

      hey Kelvin, i will just say that you are a big fool, an idiot, because you are ignorant of immigration issues that is why you are so blinded. let me spell this out for you FOOL if all foreign Nationals decide to leave "YOUR" so called country hunger will kill your lazy just need to take your lazy ass out your country to know how it feels to be humiliated by idiots like you.

      Babatunde - 2012-03-08 11:56

      Seriously am a Nigerian and proudly one too...the question is I don't understand what is special about SA truthfully got fellowship for research there but considering the HIV/AIDS rate had to change my mind...the inhumanity and rashness of the immigration authorities in SA and the uncouth behaviour of the visa section staff of the SA Deputy High Commission in Lagos only portrays SA as a typical Robben Island! I have been around the world several embassies and really the SA's own is really disppointing. It is so unfortunate that Nelson Mandela had to come from such a country where shower heads now rule the day!!!

      ernest.baiden - 2012-03-08 13:39

      Unknown to many, there has been a “cold war” between Nigeria and South Africa in the last one year over the Libyan crisis, which led to the ouster of the late Muammar Gaddafi. Nigeria supported the then rebel-controlled Transitional National Council (TNC). South African President Jacob Zuma backed the late Gaddafi. “In the last one year, there has been a cold war between Nigeria and South Africa, beginning with the Libyan crisis. At the time the world was against Gaddafi, Zuma openly identified with the late dictator. He bulldozed his way to head a committee of the AU on Libyan crisis but the report presented to African leaders was wishy-washy and biased. “Nigeria succeeded in persuading most of the AU states to recognise the TNC. Nigeria’s position was also adopted by the UN. “South Africa has not forgiven Nigeria for making it to ‘lose out’ in international politics. It was a major foreign policy setback for President Zuma, who is gradually being isolated by world leaders for opposing reforms in Libya. “Also, Zuma wanted one of his wives to become the President of the AU Commission at the last session in Addis Ababa, but the election was stalemated. His wife could not win at the first ballot and this has angered South Africa, which believes that Nigeria wielded enormous power.

      Ashuvha - 2012-03-08 14:26

      marion you sound jealous,do you want a bmw too?

  • Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 08:23

    Are they kidding? Do we not have enough of their people here? That's what happens you give someone a hand they demand an arm. Sales of fake vaccination cards are common at Nigerian borders. Well then I guess theer was no just cause for immigrations to act on that information.

      Garth - 2012-03-07 09:47

      @aijaman - have the courage, nay the intestinal fortitude to react to someone's post, in the language of the poster. It is also all about manners - or is that also a foreign word where you are from?

      Aijaman - 2012-03-07 10:22

      Garth - I'm from South Africa and I speak Xhosa. That's Xhosa what I've written..If you are a South African you will know Xhosa or Zulu...

      Schmee - 2012-03-07 11:36

      Sigh "If you are a South African you will know Xhosa or Zulu" reminds me of the days when the Afrikaners forced us to learn Afrikaans.

      Garth - 2012-03-07 11:43

      It is not about whether I understand the language or not, you narrow-minded nincompoop.

  • Graham.Cooper2 - 2012-03-07 08:25

    Why are they being allowed here at all, not one of them do an honest day's work they are all involved in crime, oh sheeeeet I forgot they must work for the SA govt.

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 09:19

      @ Agent I disagree with you when you say "not one of them does an honest day's job"there are a few (too few) Nigerians who do an honest days job and they should'nr be clustered with the rest who dont.

      ibstot - 2012-03-07 12:56

      Really, What about all the Nigerian Doctors all over your remote villages here in South Africa doing what your own citizens cant do. Please have facts before making comments But you know what, Only someone with low IQ will write such.

      ABRAREIS - 2012-03-07 13:41

      At least most SA universities as Nigerian lecturers and professors and in many facets of blue chips corporations.I speak on what I know,truly there may be bad or unscrupulous Nigerians,but will that make all Nigerians in SA bad.Please when in argument try not to be xenophobic.Today you are on top,who knows where you might be tomorrow,ask the Zimbabweans.

      Richard - 2012-03-07 18:22

      Agent, by your reasoning all Nigerians are the same and not a single one of them do an honest work in SA? I would then also assume you are personally a rapist, a gangster, and you also do dope, because many many South Africans are doing these? Pathetic!

  • Lauden Kirk - 2012-03-07 08:27

    Tit for tat. I don't see a whole lot of SA citizens going to Nigeria to find a brighter future. We pay high tax so the rest of Africa can benefit. Nigerians in china are a problem so imagine what damage they will do here. Remember people give there own race a bad name not the race.

      Jaco - 2012-03-07 12:24

      About 5 000 of us South Africans here in Nigeria looking for a brighter future. Do you know the persecution we now have to face and explanations and embarrassments we have to deal with because of this indiscrimnate and hardhanded behaviour by the South African authorities. Do you know the difficulties that Shoprite, MTN, Game, Multichoise, Debonairs, Woolworths, Standard Bank, etc. will now face to operate in Nigeria with licensing, work permit and deportation issues which are sure to follow if South Africa does not stop this childish behaviour. While some of the poorer and less eduated Nigerians are certainly dodgy and very good at extortion and sales (of whatever commodity may be doing the rounds - in SA drugs and stolen cars tend to be easily available), many many are nice, honest, well-educated and hardworking citizen. Our wonderful SA embassy in Lagos and Abuja had the detailed chance to screen each of these deportees on those flights, made them submit six months' bank statements, their yellow cards, detailed explanations of what they are coming to do in SA (many are coming for high-end shopping and therefore bring dollars INTO SA), invitations from SA companies and hotels, etc. etc. before giving them a visa to get onto the flights. If then these who arrive by plane all have valid South African visas, should we not perhaps point more finger at our own Department of Foreign Affairs for not doing their job properly.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-03-07 23:25

      Thank you Jaco, That is a reasoned response and the actual truth. Not every Nigerian is a pimp on the corner. As our education levels get on par with that of Nigerias'we may consider ourselves on par. At the moment we are a bunch of naive people who easily fall for tricks; and that will be our downfall if we don't wise up. Whether it be China or Nigeria. They are simply better at business and craftier than we are. Remind you of anyone?

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-08 07:22

      @ Jaco Sorry dude do we not have millions of thenm here right now? there you are talking about 5 000,if the government wants to be childish in dealing with this matter maybe those operating there need to look elsewhere,what the hell is 125 compared to the half a million that are here already.Some of them even own RDP houses and you wanna come and cry about 125,pleaw man.What you are in essence saying is that in order for the 5000 of you that are there to keep making profit we need to open our borders and endanger the lives of millions os SA citizens? Just for the 5000 of you? How many Americans are working there? why dont they suffer the same fate when over 125 of these guys are turned back from JFK every month? Jaco we have rules and procedures in place just because someone doesnt like those rules and decided to read into it more than what it is does not neccesarily mean it's true. I get tired of it fisrt it was China trying to dictate to us who we can and cant allow into the country and now these guys? WTF

      Berliner - 2012-03-08 09:43

      Elle- Black Nigeria is not on the list of yellow fever countries by WHO. The last recorded case of yellow fever was in 1995. The only airline notorious for drug smuggling by crew is south african airways including their pilots. see pot calling kettle black. On the other hand its south africa that represents a health risk to nigeria. with the highest prevailing HIV rate in the world, nigeria should as a matter of urgency insist on HIV/TB Hepatitis test before coming here. Sorry but south africa is the only country where a sitting president rapes a HIV positive woman and comes out to tell us that 'he had a bath or he urinated' after sex to avoid infection. You all should go and hide your ugly faces in shame. oh as we speak another fresh batch of 33 of your smelly AIDS ravaged brothers were sent pacing yesterday night. Yes stay in your country while we stay in ours! Simple

      Jaco - 2012-03-08 11:35

      @Elle-Black, Please read my comment. If the Department of Foreign Affairs did their work properly (and assuming the yellow cards were the actual issue and not just a easy excuse to be nasty, which is likely the case), then this would not have occurred. The yellow cards were submitted with the visa applications and checked and approved (I heard that South Africa's embassies in Nigeria are BTW viewed as quite corrupt - and that it's common for foreign, INCLUDING SOME WESTERN EMBASSIES, to extort money from legit Nigerian applicants for visas here), then why were they not denied visas?? DID OUR EMBASSIES NOT DO THEIR WORK?? You don't (for any visitor and definitely not a plane-load full at once) give them a green light after rigorous checking, let them pay $1 000 or more for a ticket and then deport them for something for which you yourself gave the green light. That is just not done and it shows incompetence and incoherence on South Africa's part, regardless of the nationality you do it to. If they were not meant to come, their visas should have been denied (as many are) and there would be no mention even in local papers. Also, why did SA Port Health never react or issue a warning for the past 17 years (yellow fever was last seen in Nigeria in 1995 (and 1 died), so no health risk from fake cards) - surely they knew the cards were fake (or were not doing their job for 17 years)!? If they want to crack down, give timely warning to airlines (like SAA) to check passengers.

  • Gary - 2012-03-07 08:30

    "Retaliatory move" how immature is that?

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 09:20

      @ Gary Highly immature

  • Sharleen - 2012-03-07 08:51

    Well done Immigrations, send them home so that our people can get houses and jobs here. South Africa seems to be a 5 star hotel thats why all these people are flocking into South Africa and having children here. Drugs are coming in and crimes are becoming more and more.

      Aijaman - 2012-03-07 09:20

      In simple words Sharleen "MABAHAMBE" we don't need them.

      Samakinde - 2012-03-07 13:46

      Sharleen..You are a fool,it is because you are not skilled that is why you couldnt get a job.Shame on you.get educated before you start talking.

      rohnahldo - 2012-03-07 16:06

      someone should stuff u in a slave boat and ship you over to jamaica,cnt bliv ppl writing such comments in the 21st century

      Taetjo - 2012-03-07 18:36

      Samakinde, if you are so skilled yourself, why don't you go work in Nigeria and add value to your country?

  • Den - 2012-03-07 08:52

    that is because 99% of them are criminals.

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 09:21

      @ Den 99% is a big number dude. Not all of them are criminals.

      ABRAREIS - 2012-03-07 13:55


      Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 14:11

      @Abrareis Sorry we can only really take ownership of the fisrt and last accusations (rapist and corrupt government officials part) The rest is what yáll bring. - 2012-03-08 12:22

      pls stop these name calling we ought to brothers.

      Johan - 2012-03-08 14:50

      You have it wrong! It is 99.99%! We dont need them here. Well done South African immigration officials!

  • Den - 2012-03-07 08:54

    im white but im not european, wake up paul

      Rali - 2012-03-07 09:24

      wooo wait a minute y evry topic always drift to black an white.this is not racism pls butblack to black business

  • Themba Hillsong - 2012-03-07 08:55

    It's scary to see how many nigerians are flocking our streets,I swear you'll think South Africa is their immediate neighbor.first it was Yeoville and Hillbrow but now they run/own Sunnyside.#forgive my xenophobic tone.

      Garth - 2012-03-07 09:54

      @anjaman - should you wish to have a private conversation with someone else on a public forum - do not! In bad taste, old chap.

      Marion - 2012-03-07 10:31

      @Themba - I don't find it necessary to forgive your xenophobic tone 'cos I reckon I am pretty xenophobic myself. That doesn't mean that I support violence against illegal foreigners though as has been the case in the past. I do support proper border control and more attention being paid to those letters inviting people from other countries to come visit SA on holiday when there is no intention of the person ever going home again.

      Aijaman - 2012-03-07 10:31

      Garth you seem to have a problem of me writting on public domain with my own language..Did I question you for writting in English?It's your mother tongue and it's one of official South African languages so is Xhosa...Xhosa's form 24.6 % to the total population in South Africa and the Zulus form 25.1% to the total.When you add them together, we are majority..So why you have a problem when I'm using a language that is used by the majority of South Africans?We nguni nation we are the majority here and I can write with my own language. I don't have a problem with you writting in English, so don't question me when I'm writting in Xhosa..Verwood forced black people to learn Afrikaans and English and we have benefitted from that..I think u need to do the same to learn how to speak either Zulu or Xhosa cause it's South African language..From today onwards I give u a new name Lubabalo..Maybe that name will make you realise that you are South African among Xhosa's or Zulu's

      Pieter - 2012-03-07 11:17

      @Aijaman..well, there you have it folks...majority of South Africans...we have benefitted from that. And from apartheid! Who said the majority of people did not benefit from apartheid?

      Garth - 2012-03-07 11:48

      I am going to have to spell it out to you, am I not? The post is written in English. You replied, writing in Xhosa. Bad form, old chap - methinks that I had better explain that too!

      Schmee - 2012-03-07 11:54

      Aijaman, Verwoerd forced everyone to learn Afrikaans and we are gatvol of being force to learn a language that is of no use in any other country other than South Africa. Thankfully there are obviously not too many South Africans that think like you do. Most South Africans would rather be heard and understood by as many people as possible instead of limiting their voices.

      buway1 - 2012-03-08 04:42

      Ha...ha, Poor confused black south africans.I bet u guys have kissed dirty white ass so long that U are now thoroughly confused.Ur not even sure what u are any longer...the Nigerians you insult now actively donated funds and materials for Ur anti-apartheid movements.The Nigerians u readily insult now, threw Shell oil BP out of the country for supporting apartheid.The Nigerians U insult now hosted, fed and clothed your presidents Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela in Lagos apartments when no other country would take them.There is an old African saying:NEVER bite the hand that feeds U....Xenophobic retards.

      Johan - 2012-03-08 14:54

      Buway - You are a retard. Nigeria did very little to help with the apartheid struggle. Where do you Nigerians learn your history from? You are acting if your little meaningless country saved south africa from apartheid? Holy shizzles dude, catch a wake up!

  • ludlowdj - 2012-03-07 08:58

    I still maintain that foreign nationals bolster the ANC votes come elections.

      Marion - 2012-03-07 10:32

      Deinitely ludlowdj - have seen the mark on the thumbnail of foreigners after elections.

      jeanpierre.dumont - 2012-03-07 20:25

      Perhaps but it's mainly due to intimidation and fear of reprisal - they just want to fit in.

  • Mike - 2012-03-07 08:58

    Perhaps the Nigerian authorities should take a good look at the corruption that goes on with their emigration officials and the so called friendly business environment is not so friendly and equally corrupt with undisclosed commissions having to be paid etc. We won't even discuss the mobile phone and internet fraud's which are perpetrated by Nigerian Nationals in our country!!!!!

      Aijaman - 2012-03-07 09:22

      Baxelele Mike

      nchukana - 2012-03-07 12:55

      Mike there are no authorities in Nigeria only Syndicates.

      Shegxy - 2012-03-07 15:18

      mike are you albino or fake white south africa please leave the black business for blacks cos your race have no place among the real south africans

      Danny - 2012-03-08 09:27

      @ Shegxy - shut up you narrow-minded bigot

  • Derek - 2012-03-07 08:59

    Do we really want people who commit fraud here? We have enough of our own. With apologies to the good and honest Nigerians here, the majority are involved in drugs, scams, pimping and sex trade, as well as other crime. Do all South Aricans a favour and stay at home!

  • Jayb - 2012-03-07 09:01

    cry babes we dont need you

  • Adil Smit - 2012-03-07 09:04

    Only rhino-poaching foreign nationals are welcome here.

      Akinade - 2012-03-07 11:11

      You are very correct, Adil Smit. Seems only animal rights abusers are welcome to South Africa.

      Shegxy - 2012-03-07 15:21

      yes thats all we need here in south africa. fools get a life people and stop accusing foreigners for your woes.

  • winston.mullany - 2012-03-07 09:04

    Cool! 'and 28 South Africans were refused entry into Nigeria the same day in an apparent retaliatory move'....Soooo mature government handling of a situation where one has nothing to do with the other!!

      Hugo - 2012-03-07 18:52

      ja that was quite immature,no suprises though

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-03-07 23:32

      The question if WHY they were refused entry?

      adejimijohnson - 2012-03-08 00:04

      He called on South Africa to stop politicizing health issues, saying that so far, no country, individual or group has made any report to the Ministry on the possession of fake yellow fever card by any Nigerian. He noted that the entry visas were given to the travellers after the presentation of their valid yellow fever cards, therefore it was wrong for South Africa to say they were in posession of fake yellow fever cards after they had been issued valid visas. The action by the South African immigration towards Nigerian travellers he said, was an embarrasment and was against the IHR 2005 Article 32 Note;the last case of yellow fever in nigeria was recorded in 1995.. When you deport two Nigerians from your country on flimsy excuses, there will be appropriate reaction. It will not be retaliation but you will know that we are reciprocating one way or the other," Ashiru said. "South African immigration authorities or officials do not have a monopoly of deporting travelers."

      Johan - 2012-03-08 14:57

      What do you expect from a country whose president is called Goodluck?

  • Nigel - 2012-03-07 09:04

    Our fantastic government has created this problem, they ignored (neglected) immigration control for years, now they have millions of unemployed refugees here & Xenophobia & intolerance is the natural result, again the ANC has failed the people of South Africa & Africa as well.

      PB - 2012-03-07 10:59

      Unfortunately for the couple of hardworking, honest Nigerians, the rest of the clan makes up for them. How long will it take the anc to figure out that we can not support each and every person who want to live here? Every other country has strong criteria for allowing tourists and refugees in, why are we supposed to be the dirtbasket of Africa?

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-03-07 23:34

      I think they are working on the problem, PB. A bit heavy when you knuckle down and do your job and then get beaten up by both sides. Let's try our best to support our Gov when they do the right thing - despite our prejudices.

      Steve - 2012-03-09 02:28

      LOL south africa is full up!!Thanks to your inept govt run by illiterates. Democracy sometimes scores an own goal... when the less informed, gullible majority are hoodwinked into voting for these intellectual midgets-good-for-nothing-toyi-toying-penny-pinching- bhebharing-deranged-dimwits, you get this mess.

  • Niemeijer - 2012-03-07 09:06

    AS a South (black) American I must say that, South Africa is the 1st country where ive noticed that foreigners (black and white) operate as if they rule the world here...Its also the 1st country where ive noticed that pple r xenophobic against other africans...But rules r rules, If the imigration official smell foul play they must react bcuz the country is counting on them....

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 09:25

      @ Niemeijer I applaude your statement with tears in my eyes,it doesnt get more truthful than that.

      Aijaman - 2012-03-07 09:32

      Spot on!!!

      Nigel - 2012-03-07 10:06

      well said Niemeijer

      Niyi - 2012-03-07 11:35

      all of you screaming "fake yellow fever card" you need to get your information right.Were they not the same cards tendered during visa application before visas were issued?.Oh! so your high commissioner in Nigeria is probably as dumb as most of you then. Its just in most south africans,white,colored and worse off the blecks.Hatred for other nationals.Buy you dont see anything wrong is running to UK or australia when "your own" nationals robs or mug you.SHAME on all of you.

      Shanelle - 2012-03-07 13:03

      @Niyi - Your spelling sucks. Did they not teach you that proper nouns should be in capital letters? Get some education before you call people dumb. Right now you look like the @ss.

      Niyi - 2012-03-07 20:23

      @shanelle,And what reasonable contributions have you made here, ass wipe?if you think you have some education better than i,why not use it enlighten your xenophobic kind? waste of space.

      derrick.maha - 2012-03-08 07:33

      @Shanelle Niyi's choice of small letters for your 'little' country was deliberate. For us we henceforth refer to your AIDS infested, Child molesting,corrupt, inept,lazy and backward country as 'south africa'.

      Johan - 2012-03-08 15:02

      derek.maha. Dont you have to pull off a 419 scam. Why are you wasting your time posting on a south african news site. Come on. Some lottery emails needs to be sent out.

  • Roi Strong Sibambo - 2012-03-07 09:08

    i say keep them out and make it tough for them to get visas every nigerian should have 100000 rand in their account to come to this country, they are wicked people everywhere they go they make it bad for all the other africans. We should start deporting them, drugs trafficing fraud they made us have to get a visa to come to the UK. KEEP THEM OUT

      nchukana - 2012-03-07 12:58

      They are trouble makers and bad news.

      adejimijohnson - 2012-03-08 00:42

      @nchukana,mike and Roi...because you are south africans,is it fair if i conclude you are HIV positive,rapist or murderers??nigeria has a population of over 160million and am very sure you've not met 1.6million nigerians which is just 1%...and if u have,and they are all bad,does it average on the remaining 99%?? nigeria is not bad as you potray her to be and i tell you categorically that the good people clearly outnumbers the bad 1s and so it is every where...

      Jack - 2012-03-08 14:54

      You thought that visa free is for black south african, sorry for your ignorance, Mr Jack

  • tumelosl - 2012-03-07 09:11

    All they do is sell drugs and prostitution affiliates, they can keep their Nigerians we'll keep our South Africa. They are know throught the world for their what they really are. There is already bad blood between them (Nigerians) and us (South Africans). NXAAAa

      Shegxy - 2012-03-07 15:30

      what school did you graduated from?

  • Tshepo - 2012-03-07 09:12

    Nigerians=scum of the earth...every last one of them.

      Yomi - 2012-03-07 12:21

      SA=Rapist+HIV+Morons....Every single one of them. We (Nigerians) almost single-handedly took you slaves out of your apartheid hell...Now you all can go back to that hell!

      Garth - 2012-03-07 12:57

      @yomi - you, the nigerian over-populaters of Africa gave freedom to the peoples of SA, from the racist, enslaving oppression of the apartheid system. You? Nigeria? STOP SMOKING THAT STUFF!

      Shanelle - 2012-03-07 13:07

      @Yomi - you are delusional!!

      Morama - 2012-03-07 13:53

      @Yomi,Pack up and go home for your are not welcomed here.The history would repeat itself.

      Susan - 2012-03-07 18:09

      Yomi, why are you so sensitive?! I can tell you now that not all Nigerians are bad news. Yes, you 'almost single handedly took us slaves out of our apartheid hell' But SOME of your people also 'COMPLETELY single handedly drove our kids to drugs!' SA is grateful for the hospitality given to us by Nigeria but we owe you nothing! If you have a problem, take it up with your people.

      Niyi - 2012-03-07 20:43

      What i read on here is just to incredible."they forced our girls into drugs"-wow are they so dumb they couldn't say NO TO DRUGS?."Nigerians are into prostitution in SA",well over hundreds of your women are doing same in port Harcourt city."they brought crime to our country"-duh like your are not criminally minded, from rapist to ARMED ROBBERS. FYI, we just sent another set of 24 of your citizens back to your country, and more to go.Take that to the bank.

      chux.edward - 2012-03-07 21:33

      @Garth... google the facts, Nigeria saved ur sorry south african asses u bloody racist Africans... u guys aint blacks ur gray......psheeew

      Johan - 2012-03-08 15:06

      Chux, Nigeria did almost nothing to "save" south africa from Apartheid. What do they teach you in Nigeria? Wow you people are indeed ignorant.

  • Thokozane - 2012-03-07 09:13

    "..and 28 South Africans were refused entry into Nigeria the same day in an apparent retaliatory move." that is most childish thing I've ever heard. "Sales of fake vaccination cards are common at Nigerian borders." and the Nigerian government wants SA to adopt the same policy! The xenophobia argument doesn't hold water, these attacks happened mostly in townships and squatter camps, and you will never find Nigerians in any of these places. The ambassador to SA should have taken a drive around the dingy parts of towns, and see how rife prostitution is.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-03-07 09:45

      Haaaaa!!!!!! Some-one making good points. Fake cards and where they mostly stay and operates from. Thumbs up x plenty from me.

      Ishmael Valoyi - 2012-03-07 11:00

      @Thokozane! Ambassador to SA should have taken a drive to see how rife prostitution is!.. As if they care..he is part of the problem, that is why he see nothing wrong with fake vaccination cards, because he is also a fake ambassador from Nigeria.

      Shegxy - 2012-03-07 15:44

      and what does fake vaccination card got to do with the ambassador taking ride in the city to see how rife prostitution is, the two does not even sounds alike you fool, oh maybe thats how your dumbs and moron immigration officers thinks too because the so called fake cards is the one your embassy used to issued a fake visas to those coming to your fake country

  • Pat Bopilo - 2012-03-07 09:13

    Maybe dats their way to increase oil barel, and to enforce their population here for United state of Africa to feed them.

  • Amara - 2012-03-07 09:17

    South african u guys think u are better than other people or countries,atleast i have never seem a country where father rape their own daugthers and kill,were son rape mother were adulth rape 3month baby child what a shameful act,sorry u guys think that white is ur brother and sister fools wait till they leave your country then u people will suffer more than zimb people

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 09:29

      @ Amara no we dont think we are better than other people,we think we should be given the opportunity to deal with our own issues internally before ither people start bringing theirs to our shores. If you are a regular on this site you will realize that we have huge problems in SA black and white hate each other,crime,corruption and worst of all malema,do you think we are in a position to take on anybody else's criminals?. Let us do what we need to do and then maybe we will be in a position to help others.

      Roi Strong Sibambo - 2012-03-07 09:31

      you can alway

      Hugh - 2012-03-07 09:33

      Most negative comments about the Nigerian people are in ignorance. The average SA has only had exposure from the 419ers and their ilk. The Nigerians are a kind and friendly nation, and having lived there, have been welcomed as a white with more honesty and kindness than in my own country. There is virtually no violent crime or rape. AIDS figure of 4% to our 50%? There is plenty of corruption sure, its the order of the day there, but who are we to judge on corruption? SA is making good money there, we dont need to mess things up because of arrogance.

      Yolandè Rwaai - 2012-03-07 09:33

      It's not xenophobia it's \criminal-o-phobia\! I have no problems with Somalians, Chinese, Pakistani, etc. That are here making an honest living. Nigerians run scams. Fraud, drugs

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 09:41

      @ Hugh dude you dont know what you are talking about.

      Roi Strong Sibambo - 2012-03-07 09:56

      you can always go back to where you were coming from, you are not south african so you cant comment on our issues. If your country was good you wouldnt have been here, and when we do business in nigeria we are actually doing you guys a favour coz you are so full of corruption to the extent that you cant even manage your Oil you have had it for 40 yrs bt still your country is bad

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-07 10:12

      @Elle, you may hate white people, but I don't hate black people.

      Ishmael Valoyi - 2012-03-07 10:39

      @ Amara! We never used to have this high crime rate before you guys flooded our country.most of this crimes, rape, murder, atm bombings,etc are committed by foreign nationals. Most of them holding fake south african ID's..not that we hate foreigners, but what u guys are doing to our country is no good at all

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 10:59

      @ Pointblack seriously dude what are you on about? I dont hate white people,dont know where you got that from.

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 11:16

      @ Pointblank I think you misunderstood me,the message i was trying to drive home is that we as South Africans whites and black have our own issues to deal with,we cannot take on anybody else's.

      Christina - 2012-03-07 12:10

      @Amara, they rape and kill thier own daughters,because effects of drugs brought by nigerians.S.Africa ar not better and dont know why you making an excuse about this. whenever you hear crime, fraud, human traficking drugs there is always nigerian involved. they involved in every bad thing. so please we have to sort our own house( S.Africa) they must give us space to do that and stop over crowding us.

      Pat Bopilo - 2012-03-07 12:11

      If we r not better go back to the better nigeria

      nchukana - 2012-03-07 13:01

      Amiara whatever you say the truth is you know your countrymen. They are trusted nowhere in the world. Why?

      Hugh - 2012-03-07 13:06

      @Elle-black, You say I dont know what I'm talking about, so I assume you do? NG has major issues, and its due to a very complex society of Muslim and christian and political divides. The Nigerians you may know in SA are generally the type that cant trade there so they come here to ply their illegal business. You dont find drugs in NG, the laws are too strict. The North practices Sharia law, you steal, you loose a hand. There is virtually no rape, hence almost no HIV. You judge a nation of 150million people on the few thousand criminals, then you need to do the same for us. Imagine a City like Lagos with 25Mil people without government grants and free schooling? Our Government cant even run a province with that many people. As for the Nigerians living there with no wish to come to SA, trust me, they are a damn site nicer in personality and behavior then us. And as I said, I have lived there and experienced there hospitality. If their infrastructure worked they would whip our asses economically as they are not afraid to work 12 hrs a day for a minimal wage. Unless you've been there reserve you judgment.

      Mr.Fibre - 2012-03-07 13:06

      at the end when they profile the drug peddlers, it is the Ugly SA folk that will be number one.. Hypocrites

      Morama - 2012-03-07 13:57

      Stop commenting while running your scam of drugs and owning prostitudes....leave and do that crap in your own country moron!!! For you to comment is due to the fact that u are here and want to justify your staying...please leave us with our south africa!!!

      Morama - 2012-03-07 14:03

      As south african,we never use to carry passport to Uk but because you are using our country as a get away to UK,you come here get a fake residenceship and off you are to UK? You know very well that UK is not interested in your likes.Now we are f@@@@ked because of you filthy nation?>JUst pack and go back and leave us with our challenges.

      sampson.mamphweli - 2012-03-07 17:40

      Amara, This crime you refer to was brought about by the same people because they taught our people prostitution in the cities, before this we lived in peace.

      chux.edward - 2012-03-07 22:30

      @roi... FYI there are nationals from all over the world trooping into Nigeria on daily basis. does it mean that Nigeria is better than their countries. even in the height of kidnapping, more people were trooping into Nigeria. if you think that because Nigerians are in SA that SA is doing any better than Nigeria, then ur so wrong. Nigerians are every where....we r in the US,UK, Russia, Canada even Lybia, Liberia, Togo and south africa.... we love international business... it just hurts u dull south africans that u cant compete n win against an average Nigerian. But i can bet that SA will experience the worst foreign relationships with various countries this year. mark my words. no one messes with Nigeria n goes Scot free.

      Hugh - 2012-03-08 09:55

      @Mike, I'm a SAFA boet, but traveled. SA is my home and dont for one minute think otherwise. I've watched out country deteriorate into a quagmire where it shines on top but is full of krap underneath. Yes, foreigners are in general involved in much of the crime in SA, but never on their own. They always have a proudly SA sticker on their syndicate. In relation to our economical size we are as corrupt as Nigeria, only we have 50 murders a day, a rape every 30 seconds, and a welfare state where 51% of the budget goes to Gov Grants, to people that contribute Zero to the fiscus. If you want to target crappy immigrants, lets start at home, Zim and Moz, are the majority.

  • Jay - 2012-03-07 09:17

    well i guess the price of cocaine is gonna skyrocket with the high demand and small supply!!!! nigerians screwed their country up now they headed here to do the same to ours!!! ban them all!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rali - 2012-03-07 09:20

    they wnt to play zim- usa with us? to hell with them. we dnt need them ogas

  • liso.silwana - 2012-03-07 09:21

    let's kiss as many foreigners as we can

      Garth - 2012-03-07 10:00

      Jeez, I hope that is not a self portrait as your avatar . . . diet, exercise, life . . .

  • Zion - 2012-03-07 09:22

    Easy to sort out: Place an embargo on the migration of Nigerians into South Africa and repatriate those that have no jobs here and increasing the crime rate.

  • kentse.mohapi - 2012-03-07 09:22

    MandlaNkosi you are so RIGHT. I second you Two-Hundred Percent! We are gatvol with the people!

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-03-07 09:24

    i wonder if there is a day in south africa were it goes past ,without Nigerians arrested in connection with drugs,they must all be deported 2 thier country

  • Sibongile - 2012-03-07 09:36

    Let them go,only allow people coming here to study or to work not drug businessmen - our sisters are rotting in jails abroad because of them(all admission/appointment letters to be verified with relevant institutions).

      Niyi - 2012-03-07 21:03

      Interesting.So its Nigerians responsible for your ladies who peddles drugs outside your country?i laugh in Zulu. Oh here its,when a south African have a headache,its the Zimbabweans responsible,if they cant secure employment cos of their lack of skills and formal training its the Nigerians,and when they are depressed after illicit sex, oh please blame the Zaire ans.Somebody except a South African, must be blamed for your ills. Very typical.

  • Niemeijer - 2012-03-07 09:38

    Let me make something clear, last year a girl was murdered back home (Suriname, South America) and they police arrested 4 nigerian suspects...The nigerian ambassador went str8 to the Justice minister 2 claim that we South Americans are also xenophobic against them>>All I can say is that this nigerian behaviour dsnt surprise me @ all...Very arrogant pple..

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 09:43

      When they are turned back at JF Kennedy airport and Heathrow? because I know for a fact that those two airports turn away far more than 125 per month,so what's that called?

      chux.edward - 2012-03-07 20:30

      speaking of crimes, do u know that MTN is involved in multiple bribery, and corporate crimes in Nigeria..... and Protea Hotel is the bigest sex selling joint in Nigeria... just so u know.

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-08 07:37

      @ Chux you sound bitter,the only reason why MTN would be involved in such is because it would be impossible for them to operate there without conforming to the "norms'same goes for Protea.

  • Colin - 2012-03-07 09:38

    Ban the corrupt evil little buggers outright. Nigerians bring nothing to our country. They bring no skills,no money, no technologies. The very word, Nigerian screams out corruption.

      Shegxy - 2012-03-07 16:07

      they will never bring anything to your country because you got nothing to offer on your own

  • lynette.hugo - 2012-03-07 09:39

    Keep your nigerrians and the DRUGS in your country we had enough of them.

  • Rob - 2012-03-07 09:41

    Here is a thought for posters of crap here. DISCRIMINATE! Keep out anybody that does not meet(or is suspected of not meeting) immigration requirements. Welcome the ones that do, especially if they are bringing desperately eeded skills and knowledge that will contribute to repairing this broken country. Maybe that is too boring because its reference to race is only oblique in the sense that the discrimination may, or may not, affect different races.....but get real, SA does not need any more baggage.

  • Sibongile - 2012-03-07 09:47

    Whow!! even a Minister in Nigeria has no problem with fake documents. It will take a long time for them to shake-off the corruption tag. If the allegation of fake documents is true, we need to be careful of people citing xenophobia to hide abuse of our hospitality as a country.

      Johan - 2012-03-08 15:20

      Spot on Sibongile! Even the minister is condoning fraud! And we are still tolerating them here?

  • ronald.magopane - 2012-03-07 10:01

    I think Ashiru only points out what South Africans do and not what Nigerians and other African friends do. I wonder if Mr. Ashiru knows Hillbrow before arrival of Nigerians and what it is now. South Africans really love people who are from outside but the only problem is that to take advantage of their hospitality. As from Zimbabweans and Mozambiqueans, in South Africa we have labour laws and the laws mostly govern business on how to treat employees and the minimum wage they can pay their employees. It's fine to work with my foreign brothers but they should also understand our labour laws. In Spain Africans were taken back by boat and did you complain?

      Ugogod - 2012-03-07 10:37

      IF u say nigerians are the only corrupt people in south africa u are unfair,if i may remind u corruption is an english word,for any nigerian to carry out any crime [ if at all they do] there must be a south african who gives them the details.u poeple shuold stop being jelous that nigerians take over the prosperity of a city when they arrive,u should ask us to teach u the act of hard work.

      Marion - 2012-03-07 13:31

      @Ugogod - obviously Nigerians are not the only CRIMINAL element in South Africa. There are many different 'mafia' and other groupings of criminals. To suggest that South Africans had to teach your brothers to do crime is ridiculous. Insofar as their 'hard work' goes, if you think it is hard work to drug people to turn them into prostitutes and then keep them drugged to enable you to 'take over the prosperity of a city' then you are just as criminal as those people.

      Shegxy - 2012-03-07 16:13

      if In Spain Africans were taken back by boat and nobody complain must that happen withing African shores?

  • verena64 - 2012-03-07 10:02

    Shame on the two African giants,no wonder Africa is left with no direction.

      Musa - 2012-03-07 11:23

      MaYbe you should visite SA my sister to see what we talking about, its really BAD.

  • nhla.prv - 2012-03-07 10:09

    Most of the comments exhibit blantant xenophobic tendencies.Seems like our rainbow has only two colours.Sad reality.

  • thozi - 2012-03-07 10:13

    I hate only Nigerian who are involved in turning our SA population into Drug Addicts, Prostitutes, 419 scam victims, Human Trafficers, Fraudsters, Manipulators, etc. etc. And almost all the Nigerians I know or read about, are involved in one or more of the crimes I have mentioned. That means I dislike ALL Nigerians that I know or have read about - and wish that they return to their country please... NOW!

      lynette.hugo - 2012-03-07 12:19

      Amen on that, i HATE them to.

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-03-07 12:54

      I feel the same way. The ratio of good-to-bad Nigerian immigrants is way too skewed to be objective.

      Marion - 2012-03-07 13:34

      I know many foreigners who I like as individuals but whose corrupt practices are abhorrent and impact negatively on the lives of South Africans in general.

      Shegxy - 2012-03-07 16:18

      thozi don't you think you need to check your self if the only Nigerians you knows does all those crimes? have you ask yourself how you come across them may you do the same thing they do, and they are prosperous than you that's why you are jealous? just think about it. maybe i say

  • Fran - 2012-03-07 10:13

    Please send all the Nigerians home cause they represent: drugs, fake marriages,prostitution and scams(419), do you know what I mean? Recently some idiot tried very hard to scam me but I was way too clever for him. You can imagine where he came from; Nigeria of course.

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 10:37

      @ Fran good for you sometimes people get scammed becuase of greed. If it sounds too godd to be true it probably is.

      Niyi - 2012-03-07 11:36

      Shame on you.At your age,GREED reads all over your face.

      Hugh - 2012-03-08 10:05

      @Fran, the culture of scamming in West Africa is not seen as a crime. Its a willing buyer willing seller concept. They exploit peoples greed, and make a good living out of it, because people are greedy and get caught they cry foul. As for the drugs and prostitution, the media highlights the Nigerians, but not the Russians or the South Africans. See Western Cape Drug cartels in the news? Seldom, but big business there. Proudly South African products.

  • Oke - 2012-03-07 10:14

    A lot of Hate being vented here, its a wonder most of you guys are not in therapy already. Facts there is virtually nil drug use in Nigeria, there is very little rape in Nigeria, HIV prevalence is 5% so obviously prostitution is not a problem. there is little of the pervasive crime and murder that common in South African townships (where Nigerians do not live as highlighted by a poster). The question therefore is who is consuming all these drugs, raping all these women and children murdering and committing all these crimes that South Africa is known worldwide for? Certainly not Nigerians.

      Yolandè Rwaai - 2012-03-07 10:20

      Yeah they don't use the drugs, they just sell them! This is not even worth arguing over, we all see

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 10:41

      @ Yolande you are so right it's not worth arguing over,just because you dont commit crime in your own country and would rather go to someone else's country and abuse their hospitality by running rampage does not make you less of a criminal.

      Warren Mudge - 2012-03-07 10:45

      Are you so naive, what you smokin' pal to lie about your own country like this or is everything censored in Nigeria to protect the citizens of one of the most corrupt nations in the world and the most corrupt in Africa from all your peoples evil deeds. For anyone to believe what you have just posted reinforces the perception that Nigerians do carry out all their evil deeds on another nations soil. We over here get our info about your dreadful country from people who have dealings there and then we realize how evil your nation is. lowest this, lowest that my ass. At least we as South Africans realize our shortcomings and do not hide them from the world.

      Tom - 2012-03-07 15:47

      Had a friend that wanted to relocate to the wonderful Nigeria that everyone describes here and she got very angry when we started to tell her how they corrupted the local policemen etc etc. She relocated and we found her back within two months and her words? I never wants to see that place ever again. Now why would that be? Boko Haram is killing the Christians in the north, the oil fields is forever in danger. What the heck, these guys are ruthless and they should be screened better before they are released to travel.

  • Pierre - 2012-03-07 10:18

    I like the nigerians, they sell me cheap, duty free cigaretts

      blaqmonk - 2012-03-07 11:50

      me too, and the weed and ecstacy is nice, I like the hookers they own, let Nigerians into our country, they make it fun for us lost souls, we know they dnt help towards our GDP but hey... who cares lol

      Osagie Spark - 2012-03-07 14:48

      well this shows that both country have a long way to go: firstly anyone in his right sense should know that yellow fever card or not there is something wrong (politically) between the two country, secondly those citing instance of druge peddlers and postitute should know that their country should be blamed for that, if your country cannot control its citizen foreigner or not they are to be blamed, you allowed them into the country know they don't have a way to substance themselves. Thirdly anyone commenting should know that none of the country in question is perfect and finally we should be speaking of how to solve this problem amicably because we are one people wether black or white.

      Osagie Spark - 2012-03-07 14:48

      well this shows that both country have a long way to go: firstly anyone in his right sense should know that yellow fever card or not there is something wrong (politically) between the two country, secondly those citing instance of druge peddlers and postitute should know that their country should be blamed for that, if your country cannot control its citizen foreigner or not they are to be blamed, you allowed them into the country know they don't have a way to substance themselves. Thirdly anyone commenting should know that none of the country in question is perfect and finally we should be speaking of how to solve this problem amicably because we are one people wether black or white.

  • Ugogod - 2012-03-07 10:18

    It is a pitty that u south aficans have short memory the same Nigerians u hate so much and fight against,call drug barrons,419 and so on librated u from the chains of slavery, and saved u from being anihiliated from the map of africa,dont worry another need will arise soon and u will need us.Thank God our govt. has woken up to her country will be our friend who choose to insult our citizens.

      Aijaman - 2012-03-07 10:41

      Uphambene uthi Ruuuuuuuuuuuu wena..Yaye ufuna uncedo!!!Let me tell u something. Here in South Africa we got a certain holiday that we celebrate every year..That holiday is June 16..There is always a picture of Hector Peterson that we always refer to..In that picture there is a guy that is carring Hector and that guy was last seen in Nigeria...Ask me if there is any-1 who knows if he is dead or not?No one knows but his close friend once share a very bad story about what happened in Nigeria done by the nigerians to them..One day there was riots in Nigeria it's the day where South Africans were taken out of house and be killed..He last seen him that day and he doesn't know whether he survived or not bcos the friend left Nigeria and went to US fearing Nigerians...was that help?

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 10:43

      Keep believing that if it makes you feel better

      Roi Strong Sibambo - 2012-03-07 10:49

      how can you save us wen you cant even save yourselfs you are busy sqatting here when boko haram is busy killing people why dnt you go back home and stay there and see if we will miss you

      Dean - 2012-03-07 11:15

      You saved us, from what. You living in lala land. Oh you talking about the few ANC comrades that you housed. No wonder many of them are so corrupt now, you thought them well.

      balimi1 - 2012-03-07 11:17

      Yes don't mind them I made a comment which was not post here. I ask them to ask their leaders in power now how Nigerian helped them in education level when they re kicked out by the white lord

      Marion - 2012-03-07 13:41

      Ugogod - there is nothing 'short' about memories that go back some 20 years. How long does SA have to be grateful to the rest of Africa for 'liberating us' from slavery? There has to be a time when that debt is repaid. Just 'cos you were good to South Africans once does not mean that you have the right to abuse them now.

  • lungi.tatti1 - 2012-03-07 10:19

    Mosquito-transmitted virus "We're seeing new cases in countries both in Africa and in Latin America that have not seen cases in 40 years or have ever documented cases," said Lewis, citing Brazil as an example of the Latin American countries. "Whereas we're talking about 186 million to finish Ghana and Nigeria, there are actually 22 countries still at risk in Africa and 11 countries at risk in Latin America after that," she added. Yellow fever is caused by a mosquito-transmitted virus. Some 206 000 cases of the disease and 52 000 deaths occur annually, according to WHO estimates. Mr Ashiru should know better if he has these statistics at his disposal..

  • Nkosinathi - 2012-03-07 10:20

    Right, I don't see the issue here minister. Best thing for both countries is you keep your Nigerians and we keep our South Africans. We have for year been victim of crime in South Africa, most cases there is a Nigerian ring leader involved somewhere. Not all of them are bad but 99% of them in SA are involved in crime in one way or the other.

  • verena64 - 2012-03-07 10:22

    The mentality should change.i do alot of bussiness in both countries and the corruption in both countries is huge.what we all need to understand is individual differences,just because some nigerians deal in drugs doesn't eradicate the facts that there are honest Nigerians,i have meet lots of nigerian doctors,professionals and lectures who are contributing thier quota to the development of south africa,same thing goes for south africa,not all south africans are rapist and muderers or with criminal intent.lots of south african are also doing well in nigeria.what will suprise you is the volume of trade between both countries,there are over 300 south african companies doing very well in Nigeria and lots of nigerian small bussinesses are also doing very well in south africa.every society has it's own vices.let's shed our myopic views and make the word a better place.what the two countries needs to show is direction to other African countries is and not this.Don't we have enough hatred in the world already?

      Hugh - 2012-03-08 10:19

      Your point is valid, the average Nigerians are stand up folk, but their image is tainted by the criminal elements that cant ply their trade back home and infest other countries. Their reputation insults the rest of the Nigerians. We have very little to be proud of in SA regarding our crime statistics. These dont come from the past few years, but from the past two decades. The Nigerian criminal elements saw how lawless we have become and how ineffective our policing is, we became targets for their enterprise. We have ourselves to blame for the krap were in. Even the Russian mafia loves us.

  • Zizi - 2012-03-07 10:28

    Some of the comments here are so ignorant they almost make me ashamed to be a South African! If you go to any township in SA you will know that Nigerians choose not to live there, so you will really have to ask yourself who is comitting allt the crime???

      Niyi - 2012-03-07 21:13

      @Zizi- you asked a honest question.

      Steve - 2012-03-09 03:01

      Waal if it's not Nijas, must be zimbabweans then if not it must be from any of the 52 countries in africa or they are aliens. Because there was no crime before apartheid, bloody foreigners imported crime. they come take our jobs, our housing and our women. LOL!!

  • Fenderbender - 2012-03-07 10:32

    Bring them all in, the quicker they turn this country into an ash heap, the quicker we can rebuild it

  • Agba-Akin - 2012-03-07 10:36

    I Laugh when the White South Africa talk and call Nigerians drug dealers.... Hahahaha, Who are the Buyer of this mentioned DRUGS? 98% Buyers are White and they still come out here and say Nigerians are into DRUG... Also about the scam, White people wanna be RICH in seconds and that why they fall victim of all this... So you guys shouldn't even say anything , you should be hiding somewhere reading the comments and not post a comment... Nigeria Produces good people likewise South Africa, No country is 100% prefect in one act or the other.... There is CRIME everywhere and most crime are done and executed by White people.... They are the people buying drugs and falling vicitims of crime, cos they are lazy and want s to make money in seconds.... God Bless South Africa....

      Warren Mudge - 2012-03-07 10:56

      And now it's a racist thing. Whites this whites that. When you cannot produce an intelligent factual comment you blame the whites. This is Africa.

      Dean - 2012-03-07 11:24

      It's not the whites that wanna bash you skull in. Try your black brothers. You don't wanna walk in Nyanga or Soweto after dark and say you a Nigerian. But you can walk in Claremont and in Sandton.

      Marick - 2012-03-07 13:25

      Haha, so if I'm a victim of murder, it's my fault? I mean, you do say "...crime are done and executed by White people.... They are the people buying drugs and falling vicitims of crime..." When you call someone a victim of crime, you still blame them? Your entire post translated: "Nigerians perpetuate crime and their victims are to blame." If that's the case, every victim of crime should be in jail and criminals should be walking free. I suppose that is the way Nigerians see a perfect world. PS: In South Africa, cally someone a "Nigey" is synonymous with "criminal" because of the multitude of crimes perpetrated by Nigerians in this country.

      Refiloe Thelma Shikwambana - 2012-03-07 14:48

      i guess ur selling ur staff to whites. hahahaha u even knw the number

      David - 2012-03-07 23:36

      So falling victim to a crime is a criminal activity? Isnt being lazy and trying to defraud people the criminal thing?

      HERR.FRISCH - 2012-03-08 11:44

      The point is SAns aint no more moral than Nigerians, you buy we sell so wtf?

  • Hedda-Louise - 2012-03-07 10:40

    Sorry Nigeria,but clean in front of your own door first.Nowhere in the world any nation causes more problems than Nigerians.Whether it is in SA, America, Europe, Namibia, Asia or Brazil,when you hear of problems your citizens are ALWAYS involved.So we are sick and tired that your people invade even our smallest towns here in SA and poison our young people with drugs etc.

      Niyi - 2012-03-07 11:38

      And you can deny not knowing other African nationals too bears and carries Nigerian ID? *scuffs*

      Wisdom - 2012-03-07 12:06

      i hope u are not those who cut tree and come outside asking who cut it

      Ross - 2012-03-07 22:28

      Hedda Louise, what are we to do in Nigeria? So many South African prostitutes spreading AIDS here in Lagos and Port Harcourt. I think we should send then all back to your AIDS infested country.

      Steve - 2012-03-09 03:06

      Don't generalise give us source .. don't rely on sheeben talk