OPC gives South African govt. 48 hours to end xenophobic attacks

The national leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Frederick Faseun, has given the South African government a 48-hour ultimatum to stop the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa or face its wrath.

Mr Faseun, who is also the chairman of Unity Party of Nigeria, said the attacks are capable of bringing out the beast in the best of men and also a mark of ingratitude against Nigeria despite Nigeria’s assistance to the country during the apartheid period.

“While the Nigerian government and the rest of the world seek a diplomatic solution to this season of madness, the OPC hereby warns that South Africa must end this rash of xenophobia within 48 hours,” Mr. Faseun said during a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday.

“Enough is enough. Our South Africans must know that nobody has a monopoly of violence. They must halt the killings, the maiming and the looting of foreigners in their country,” Mr. Faseun said.

“These incidents of xenophobia will provoke reprisal attacks against South Africans and their interests in other lands. Thus, beginning with the belligerent Zulu King, all South Africans involved in these attacks should be arrested immediately and prosecuted for crimes against humanity.”

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