In another wave of xenophobia, South Africans have taken to social media to ask that Nigerians leave their country.
This is coming bare a year after many Nigerians, and other African nationals were killed and their businesses shuttered in a series of attacks in the country.
This led to a diplomatic row between both African giants that was later resolved after President Muhammadu Buhari visited his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria.
After months of relative quiet, South Africans have now resumed their call, this time more forcefully, for their country to be rid of Nigerians.
They accused Nigerian nationals of ruining their communities by selling drugs, and visiting hardships on families through human trafficking.
Lamenting with the hashtag #NigeriansMustGo, they asked their authorities to emulate Ghanaians who have been ruthlessly clamping down on Nigerians and their businesses over the past year.
They also insist that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) should step down or be voted out if it cannot fulfil their wish of sending Nigerians packing.
See some of the tweets we’ve compiled on the matter below.
— Lerato Pillay (@Lerato_Pillay) September 14, 2020
— DUAL SOUL MUSIK (@khosa_k) September 14, 2020
Let it be known
Nigerians are NOT our brothers and sisters
We want them out of South Africa
— #PutSouthAfricaFirst (@realrealX) September 14, 2020
— People's Choice Award Mzansi (@Makho73514206) September 14, 2020
If you are a foreigner and you see South Africans as xenophobic.
Go back to your country.
— Marc Anderson (@PatriotMarc) September 14, 2020
Human trafficking is real, Nigerians are traumatizing us, this lady survived being dragged into a car last night.. one is too many😕
— Mopedi_thwii (@kemodidi) September 13, 2020
— L E A D E R S H I P ❁ (@Realsoulkaay) September 14, 2020
The Nigerian pastors should go. If they're that powerful, why don't they help poor people in their own country??
They should just go back to their country. pic.twitter.com/yhduyNESVH
— Menzi Thwala (@Menzi_Thwalah) September 14, 2020
— #PutSouthAfricansFirst (@tm74360068) September 14, 2020
#NigeriansMustGo Ramaposa must announce a mass deportation or get ready to go and apologize to the nigerian government.
— Hlubi (@Ingele_ngele) September 15, 2020
Meanwhile, there are those who feel the problem may lie elsewhere, and not with Nigerians.
Most of these tweets coming from our lazy men!!! 😂😂😂😂 #NigeriansMustGo
— Nthabi Nxumalo🇿🇦 (@NthabiRza) September 14, 2020
#NigeriansMustGo This is the main reason why Africa will never have a first world country. People are looking at chasing "foreigners" away. They are Africans too. The land is theirs too. Do you release that nothing is being said about white racist people who are not "Africans"?
— Sensei Lusha (@djlusha1) September 15, 2020