Indications are rife that the South Africans are threatening attack on Nigerians resident in South Africa should the Super Eagles defeat Bafana Bafana in the semi-final Wednesday in the Africa Cup of Nations holding in Bouake, Cote d’Ivoire, reports page3news.com.ng
High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria located at 971 Francis Baard Street, Arcadia-0083, Pretoria in a warning message of February 6, 2024 titled ‘Advisory on safe conduct for Nigerians in South Africa before, during and after 2024 AFCON match between Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana’ to the Nigerians in South Africa perused by page3news.com.ng indicated that Cyril Ramaphosa boys are plotting to clamp down on Nigerians should the Super Eagles win in the AFCON 2023 semi-finals Wednesday.
- Migrants who fled their homes in the wake of South Africans attack sit around a fire at a camp set up in Mayfair
- Displace migrants seen on their knees as they pray for their safety at the Christ Church in the Johannesburg suburb of Mayfair. The premises of the church was used to set up a temporary camp for immigrants displaced by the violent South Africans
- Even the Bafana Bafana players are hostile and violent on the field of play as seen above
The message in part reads: “The attention of the Nigeria High Commission Pretoria has been drawn to potentially inflammatory online comments made by a section of South African citizens against Nigerians living in host country, largely influenced by the upcoming 2024 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final match between the Super Eagles and the Bafana Bafana on Wednesday 7th February 2024.
Most of the comments consist of veiled threats against “Nigerians cooking jollof rice” before the match, and “showing pepper to Nigerians if the Bafana Bafana lose to the Super Eagles”, among others.
In this regard, the High Commission hereby advises the Nigerian community to be watchful of their utterances, be mindful of where they choose to watch the match especially in public places, and refrain from engaging in loud, riotous or provocative celebrations should the Super Eagles win the match.
Additionally, Nigerians should maintain the good conduct they are known for, and be law abiding before, during and after the match. Should any provocations arise, they should not be reciprocated but reported to the appropriate authorities.”
Remarkably, South Africans have been known to be very hostile and violent to Nigerians residing in that country.