The xenophobic attacks in Gauteng have left me concerned about the level of discrimination from some South Africans towards fellow Africans.
I am worried about my Nigerian friends and colleagues. Many of these assaults have been against Nigerian citizens legally living and contributing to the economy of this country. With our large markets South Africa and Nigeria is in a unique position to lead the way of equity on the continent. But it’s during times of violence that the most vulnerable become particularly affected and when the most vulnerable are stricken there is no justice.
I was in Nigeria at the time of last week’s attacks. Much like Africans from elsewhere on the continent working in South Africa to survive, I go to Nigeria to work so that I can pay my bills, buy food and afford living in my country.