Politics Xenophobic Attacks Are Caused By South African Leaders - Abike Dabiri-Erewa



Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa said some politicians in South Africa are responsible for the Xenophobic attack in the country.

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In an interview with Osasu Igbinedion, host of The Osasu Show, Dabiri-Erewa said, “There are people who commit crime in South Africa, such people are in any country. If South Africa is fighting crime; let it fight crime, not fight brothers and sisters, who are legitimately working in South Africa.

''Don’t forget that these attacks happened in the past. This is the seventh attack. The last one was in 2015… the King of Zulu made some remarks that were inciting, that led to the last attack.

''This particular one, let’s look at the circumstances. Fine, there are economic issues everywhere in the world. Politicians are campaigning and telling their people, ‘you know what, drive these criminals away, they are taking your jobs, and they are taking your women too’.

''They don’t say that openly, but there is this thing about it; even the women are not looking at us.

''It is a wrong message and there has to be education, awareness, that it is not these immigrants that are taking your jobs. Look at the jobs they are doing; vulcanisers, mechanics, barbers, these are middle income jobs” Dabiri-Erewa said.

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