South Africa’s Minister of foreign affairs, Naledi Pandor has said that many Nigerians living in the country are in drug related business and human trafficking.
The Minister made the announcement in response to criticism of the South Africa’s security operatives not doing best to stop the xenophobic attacks against foreigners.
When asked by eNCA if security agencies have helped in protecting foreigners including Nigerians, Naledi Pandor said;
“I would appreciate them in helping us as well to address the belief our people have and the reality that there are many persons from Nigeria dealing in drugs in our country.
“I believe that Nigerian nationals are involved in human trafficking and other abusive practices.
“These kind of assistance of ensuring that such persons do not come to our country will be of great assistance to our nation.”
Recall how shops belonging to Nigerians were looted while their properties including cars were burnt during the recent xenophobic attack in South Africa which sparked an outrage.