Former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu and other current players of the team have condemned xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
There has been fresh waves of xenophobic attacks targeted at other Africans especially Nigerians by South Africans, and the trio of Kanu, Leon Balogun and John Ogu have reacted by criticizing the incident that has seen several loss of businesses and lives.
Kanu posted a picture of former South African president Nelson Mandela on Instagram with a message that reads: “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
Kanu added the caption: “AFRICA AFRICANS LOVE is ALL #onelove Let love lead! #africa #world #love #nigeria #leadership #southafrica.”
Balogun tweeted: “Together we stand, divided we fall! I’m praying for UNITY #SayNoToXenophobia #WeAreOne.”
“This is totally unaccepted. Say no to xenophobia,” Ogu tweeted.
This is totally Unacceptable.. SAY NO TO XENOPHOBIA 😢😢 pic.twitter.com/sdfofTfaBT— John Ogu (@ogujohnugo) September 3, 2019
South African police arrested more than 80 people and confirmed five deaths as violence intensified on Tuesday, spreading to surrounding townships with roving groups attacking and looting mainly foreign-owned shops, according to Reuters.
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