By Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
*As SERAP Asks Jonathan to Refer SA to African Commission
A Civil Society Organization, Alliance for Africa (AFA) has called on the Africa Union (AU) to investigate the role played by South African government, agencies and traditional institutions in instigating the attacks on foreign nationals living is South Africa.
While condemning the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, AFA said that the host government did not do enough to protect African nationals who were attacked by South Africans.
The statement which was signed by AFA’s Executive Director, Iheoma Obibi called on the AU to also tackle the rising cases of xenophobia associated with unemployment within the African continent.
The statement reads: ”We are specifically calling on the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who hails from KwaZulu-Natal Province, where the attacks started to continue to denounce and use her good office to bring perpetuators of the ongoing violence against foreign nationals in her South Africa homeland to justice.”
It also called on African Human Rights institutions, Commission and Court to intervene by calling to question the South African government’s inability to safeguard the lives and properties of migrant Africa citizens within its borders and its inability to mitigate the repeating instances of jungle justice meted on fellow black African citizens including women and children.
The organization said this month’s attacks on African nationals were not the first.
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