NIGERIAN MAN BURNT TO DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICA | XENOPHOBIA

An unidentified Nigerian man has been burnt to death in Rustenburg, South Africa, after his vehicle was ablaze by yet-to-be identified people. 

According to media reports on Sunday, April 22, the country's north west police did not believe the incident was related to violent protests in the area, Vanguard reports. 

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Multiple  reports said that two vehicles were set ablaze in
two separate incidents by a group of unidentified people. 

The police spokesperson, Ofentse Mokgadi, said that no arrest had been made and that investigation was ongoing. South African Broadcasting Corporation said: "We can confirm that in two separate incidents, two vehicles were burnt by unknown suspects. In one of the incidents, a man sustained serious burn wound injuries after being set alight. He later died in hospital. "At this stage a motive is unknown and police are still investigating." 


It was learnt that the killing of the Nigerian came less than 10 days after another Nigerian, 30-year-old ThankGod Okoro, from Ogbaku in the Awgu local government area of Enugu state, was murdered. 

According to records, no fewer than 117 Nigerians have been killed in South Africa since February, 2016. 





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