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#VIRAL: 7 Things South Africa has lost due to xenophobic attacks

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The South Africans perpetuating these acts argue that the foreigners are taking on all of the jobs which belong to them. This is not the first xenophobic assault happening in South Africa. However, the main goals this time are Nigerians and Zambians.

Other African international locations and its residents have reacted to the assaults in South Africa. Presidents on the continent have condemned the happenings.

But, here are six results of the xenophobic assaults on South Africa.

1.  Zambia FA

Zambia's soccer affiliation cancelled an worldwide pleasant in shape against South Africa scheduled to take region on Saturday within the capital, Lusaka.

"that is because of the safety issues, you by no means know what can show up," soccer association of Zambia secretary-wellknown Adrian Kashala, told AFP news organization. "We need to be sure of the safety of [the] visiting team," he added.

2.  Zambia bans SA track from being played

A famous radio station in Zambia, warm FM has refused to play any South African song in any respect.

3.  Celebrities boycott South Africa

Nigerian Afrobeats superstar Burna Boy has vowed to in no way visit South Africa again until the government "wakes up". In his tweet, he stated that he himself had had his own "xenophobic reports on the hands of South Africans " in 2017.

Some other Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, also introduced on Twitter that she changed into pulling out of a live performance she had deliberate to carry out at in South Africa in September, condemning "the barbaric butchering of my human beings".

Four.  African leaders boycott the arena financial forum

The presidents of the DRC, Malawi, Nigeria, and Rwanda will no longer attend the WEF for you to be held in South Africa. It has additionally been said that different African international locations can even boycott the event because of the current attacks on African nationals in Gauteng.

The world economic forum's Elsie Kanza said she changed into surprised to hear approximately reports of boycotting.

"one of the leaders - Rwanda - regrettably, needed to cancel his participation final week, earlier than the very unlucky events [violent protests].

"the sector financial forum and the South African government teams had been following up on the delegations from the DRC and Malawi because whilst they indicated that they could be taking part they never finished their registration."

5.  South Africa embassy in Nigeria closed down

South Africa has closed down its diplomatic missions inside the Nigerian towns of Abuja and Lagos following “after receiving reports and threats from some of the Nigerians” stated overseas ministry spokesperson Lunga Ngqengelele.

He introduced that “we decided to briefly near even as we're assessing the scenario,” including the missions have been close on Wednesday.

“So we are able to be tracking the state of affairs and while we see it essential to open, we are able to re-open,” he said.

6.  South African-owned companies looted overseas

In Nigeria, vandals smashed home windows to interrupt into the places of work of MTN, a South African telecommunications business enterprise and stole items along with laptops. In addition they looted retail shops owned via South Africans. A similar state of affairs has came about in Zambia.

7.  Nigeria recollects is Ambassador to South Africa

The escalating dispute has visible Nigeria bear in mind its ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala.

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