Africans and the universe as a whole has come out to speak against violence targeting foreigners, with Nigerian artists Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage boycotting South Africa concerts over xenophobic attacks
Nigerian star Burna Boy took to twitter to show his dissapointment and vowed to never go to South Africa again until the government “wakes up”. He even went ahead to share his own xenophobic experiences at the hands of South Africans in 2017.
Nigerian Songstress Tiwa Savage, also via Twitter stated that she was pulling out of a concert she had planned to perform at in South Africa in September, condemning “the barbaric butchering of my people”.
Zambia’s football association has cancelled an international friendly match against South Africa scheduled to take place on Saturday in the capital, Lusaka.
“This is because of the security concerns, you never know what can happen,” Football Association of Zambia secretary general Adrian Kashala, told AFP news agency. “We want to be sure of the security of the visiting team,” he added.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned a wave of looting and violence that has mostly targeted foreign nationals. “There can be no justification for any South African to attack people from other countries,” he said on Tuesday. Dozens of people were arrested in Johannesburg on Monday after rioters looted shops and torched vehicles.
Foreign Affairs CS Juma has assured Kenyans that the High Commission is working closely with South Africa to ensure safety of its citizens.