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Another Nigerian Stabbed To Death In South Africa

Valentine Chinyem

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Another Nigerian, Joseph Ajouna, has been killed in South Africa.

Ajouna, a taxi driver, was stabbed by passengers, he had gone to pick.

According to the leader of the Nigerian Citizens Association, Western Cape Province, Mr Charles Eleberi, who explained the incident, the victim who hails from Umuahia Ubeku in Abia state was stabbed several times by passengers he went to pick in Nyanga location, Cape Town, South Africa.

He added that, late Ajouna’s car and belongings were stolen and was declared dead by the time he reached the hospital.

In July, the Nyanga police had called on Uber and Bolt (formerly Taxify) drivers to avoid the Browns Farm Crossroads and Nyanga areas as robbers and hijackers targeted the e-hailing service drivers.

However, Nigeria’s High Commissioner, Ambassador Kabir Bala, along with other mission officials have visited his pregnant widow and two children where he promised that the case will be followed up till the perpetrators are brought to book.

Recall that a week ago on August 3, another Nigerian, Benjamin Simeon, who is also a taxi driver and hails from Okposi, Ebonyi State was killed in Johannesburg, South Africa.

This new tragedy is coming at a time when President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, are billed to meet on the escalating issue of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians based in the country.