The xenophobic attacks in South Africa have attracted reactions from the presidents, celebrities and ordinary citizens all over the country.
South Africans and Nigerians are using social media to call each other out over the attacks that have been characterised by looting and violence in the major cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa president
I condemn the violence that has been spreading around a number of our provinces in the strongest terms. I’m convening the ministers in the security cluster today to make sure that we keep a close eye on these acts of wanton violence and find ways of stopping them. pic.twitter.com/sizZkwIyPO
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 (@CyrilRamaphosa) September 3, 2019
Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria president
I am sending a Special Envoy to President Ramaphosa to share our deep concern about the security of Nigerian lives and property in South Africa, and to ensure that the South African Government is doing everything within its power in this regard.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) September 3, 2019
Moussa Faki Mahamat, Africa Union Commission chief
3/3: I reiterate AUC’s continued commitment to support the South African govt in addressing the root causes that led to these despicable acts, in order to promote peace and stability, within the framework of the @_AfricanUnion’s longstanding principles of continental solidarity.
— Moussa Faki Mahamat (@AUC_MoussaFaki) September 3, 2019
AKA, South African rapper
We can say “AFRICA UNITE” all we want. We need REAL, PRACTICAL solutions to fight Xenophobia.
— AKA (@akaworldwide) September 3, 2019
Davido, Nigerian musician
If our country good ? Wetin we go find go southy ??? 💔💔💔
— Davido (@iam_Davido) September 3, 2019
Burna Boy, Nigerian musician
And to my Brothers and sisters I am not encouraging any Violence or anything but please PLEASE Protect and Defend yourselves at all times, it may not seem like it but there’s always a way. Management will now take back control of Burna Boy’s Social media. God bless AFRICA ✊🏾
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) September 3, 2019
Julius Malema, South African opposition politician
Our anger is directed at wrong people. Like all of us, our African brothers & sisters are selling their cheap labour for survival. The owners of our wealth is white monopoly capital; they are refusing to share it with us & the ruling party #ANC protects them.#OneAfricaIsPossible
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) September 3, 2019
Bobi Wine, Ugandan lawmaker
Xenophobic attacks in South Africa are very sad, disheartening and disappointing. They must be condemned by all people of good conscience. #SayNoToXenophobia
— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) September 3, 2019
2Baba, Nigerian musician
Xenophobia is a result of so many brainwashing things. We need proper African education and resetting of our thinking which should be the next main course of action after subduing this attacks or else it will happen again. Only SOLUTIONS will solve things in Africa now .
— IG: @official2baba (@official2baba) September 3, 2019
Christian Atsu, Ghanaian footballer
Say no to Xenophobia 💪🏿 pic.twitter.com/So9NIPYL1P
— Christian Atsu (@ChristianAtsu20) September 3, 2019