Some South African communities have handed Nigerians a notice to quit its territories before the end of today, Thursday.
According to Ikechukwu Anyene, the President of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, the Klaafontein community, Extension 5 in Johannesburg and the Kuruman community in Northern Cape Province are the two communities who have issued the quit notice to Nigerians.
He added that landlords in the area have also been directed to stop the renewal of rents of all Nigerians as they blamed them for the increase in the business of prostitution as well as illicit drugs in their communities.
Anyene said: “The Nigeria union held series of meetings with the affected communities as well as police and local authorities on the recent threats to Nigerians.
“We have also written reports on these incidents and sent to the Nigerian Mission and the South African police.
“We recommended interventions before the June 16 deadline to the mission and we are waiting for their response.
“The union is worried that any incident involving non -South Africans are attributed to Nigerians.”