The latest deaths of Nigerians in South Africa has risen to 122 in 30 months.
The Nigerian community in South Africa has been thrown into mourning after two of their members were shot dead by unknown gunmen recently.
The President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo gave the names of the deceased Nigerians as Mr Okechukwu Chukwumezeriri and Mr Olushola Ayanleye.
According to the president Olubajo, who said that Chukwumezeriri, 39, from Imo was shot dead on a football field on August 25th at Rietondale Park in Pretoria while Ayanleye, 42, from Ondo State was shot dead in the night of August 26th at Essellen Street, Sunnyside in Pretoria.
“Information gathered revealed that last weekend’s violence which claimed two lives with another two hospitalised in Pretoria were gang-related killings. As the umbrella organisation of Nigerians in South Africa, our stand is that whoever that kills should face the full wrath of the law, irrespective of his or her nationality”.