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At least 15 houses either belonging or rented by immigrants, especially Nigerians, have been burnt by angry residents in Rosettenvile, south of Johannesburg. The residents are reported to be angry that foreign nationals had turned the neighbourhood into a drug haven.


Africa Review reports on Sunday that some shops belonging to foreign nationals in the area were also looted. South African residents in the area claim Nigerians had illegally taken over most properties and turned them into drug and prostitution dens.

The African Diaspora Forum (ADM) chairperson, Mr Marc Gbaffou, confirmed the attacks and blamed Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, for his inflammatory comments. Early last December, Mr Mashaba told a media conference that illegal immigrants got there criminally and should be treated as such. On Friday, he visited Rosettenville where he made claims that foreign nationals were using girls as young as nine as prostitutes in ‘drug houses’.

“According to community members, these homes are illegally occupied by Nigerian foreign nationals who run the homes as brothels and have girls as young as nine years old working as prostitutes. Many of the women in these brothels are also alleged to have no official identification documentation,” said Mr Mashaba. Mr Gbaffou said it was reckless for the mayor to make such a statement without proof.

“What proof does he have that foreigners are running these brothels? His remarks are very inflammatory, and it makes no difference that he has diverted from illegal immigrants to drug peddling. It is very dangerous and we see it as propaganda of hatred,” he said. A community leader, Mr Andile Tshem, called on residents to desist from violence, adding that it was high time law enforcement agents took action against criminals.

“We don’t encourage this at all, you cannot correct a wrong with another wrong. South African people must not be living on the streets when foreigners are using houses as brothels,” he said. Police have arrested a man found in one of the houses that were set alight in Rosettenville. Some Nigerians in Johannesburg have take to twitters to express their anger. Arewa Youth Forum ‏@ArewaYouthForum tweeted on Sunday, “Nigerians’ houses burnt in Johannesburg”

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  1. It is this IPOB people, they think what they are doing to Yoruba people and go free will be tolerated in Southern Africa. Very useless group of people.
    They want to claim everywhere they go to forgetting that there are the original oqner of a place. They are also in to all sort of dirty business ranging from drug pushing, robbery, stealing, duping people, sales of fake products.........name anything bad they in it, above all they assumed they even know more than God.

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    1. I have never seen an idot and brainless dude like u. U most be a FOOL in capslock.

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    2. Go and buy sense nah. This is not nairaland. Onye ofe ose!!!

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  2. MUMU! Yet Ur Yoruba elders dey sell their lands here in Lagos to these IPOB. Envy go kill your generations!

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    1. I thought you could read and recognize African names. Does Antonio Musanga sounds like Yoruba name to you? As the name sounds, he's a South African guy. If you have a problem with Yorubas tribe, bring that up separately. After all, what the guy wrote is very inimical to the Biafran's behavior anywhere in the world. Yoruba Nation is in control of its territory, they're just accommodating in nature.

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  3. @Antonio or wateva u called ursef.....it's like u r suffering from dysentery of the mouth.Wia did u read that IPOB is the ppl encouraging drugs or u just want to make a fool of ursef.Cant u see that ur broda areas are the ones protesting Olodo..

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  4. Antonio u need laying of hands by Bishop Oyedepo, bcuz u have a bad tumour in ur brain. Receive new brain in Jesus name.

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  5. Antonio u need laying of hands by Bishop Oyedepo, bcuz u have a bad tumour in ur brain. Receive new brain in Jesus name.

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  6. I beg stop writing all this nonsence , we are all nigerians na.
    What do u expect south africans to think of us ....stupid people ?

    Please lets be careful .

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    1. Thank you my brother!
      These people are yet to understand that most South Africans never want to say or hear anything good or positive about Nigerians and they're here insulting one another. We need to learn how to bring ourselves together as one and all these are not helping.

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