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Xenophobia: Protesters, foreigners clash in Johannesburg

Xenophobia: Protesters, foreigners clash in Johannesburg

……as Air Peace arrives the former apartheid enclave to bring home stranded Nigerians

At least two persons were confirmed to have been injured in renewed xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The attacks, according to reports, broke out few hours ago when armed protesters stormed the streets of Johannesburg demanding the departure of foreigners.
It was gathered the protests, which led to attacks, started in the Yeovile area in central Johannesburg with the identities of the injured foreigners yet unknown.
“African foreigners from different countries have come out ready to stand together and fight the citizens,” a report indicated.
The tensed atmosphere has reportedly forced many indoors with those caught in the cross fire hiding with precipitation.
Meanwhile, Air Peace, an indigenous Nigerian airline, has arrived South Africa to help evacuate stranded Nigerians to their fatherland.
Last Friday, the Nigerian Foreign Affairs Ministry on its Twitter handle said free flights have been offered to Nigeria traders wishing to go back home.
“The Proprietor of Air Peace Airlines, Chief Allen Onyema, has volunteered to send an aircraft from Friday, 6th September 2019 to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to Nigeria free of charge,” read a tweet.
“The general public is hereby advised to inform their relatives in South Africa to take advantage of this laudable gesture. Interested Nigerians are therefore advised to liaise with the High Commission of Nigeria in Pretoria,” the statement added.

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