Xenophobia: We Don’t Know How To Explain The Hatred Against Nigerians To Our Children – Nigerian Man
A South African based Nigerian an, Emmeka Uhanna, who owns a shop in South Africa’s economic hub Johannesburg has told BBC’s Pumza Fihlani that he is worried following the recent xenophobic attacks in parts of the city and wants the government to intervene for the sake of all Africans.
“I’ve been living in South Africa since 1997, my wife is South African and we have two children, aged 14 and 16.
“My wife is worried about what future our children will have if the xenophobic attacks become the norm. We don’t know how to explain the hatred against Nigerians to our families, to our children.
“I now get calls from home, my family members want to know if we’re safe, they see the stories in the news.
“It’s important for South Africans to know that not all of us are criminals, the same way not all South Africans are engaged in crime.”