Senator-elect and former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday, paid a visit to the former President of South Africa, Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki in Johannesburg.
ABACITYBLOG recalled that Kalu, was on vacation in Johannesburg, South Africa in celebration of his 59th birthday with his family and personal aides.
The business mogul also used the opportunity to visit the home of the country’s former president in discussion on the need to end “Xenophobic Attacks” on Nigerians and others who resides in South Africa.
Breaking the news via his social media handle, Kalu said; “As leaders we both deliberated on pertinent issues especially ending xenophobic attacks by promoting unity amongst all Africans”.
It should be noted that “Prior to 1994, immigrants from elsewhere faced discrimination and even violence in South Africa. After majority rule in 1994, contrary to expectations, the incidence of xenophobia increased. Between 2000 and March 2008, at least 67 people died.
In 2019, the death toll of Nigerians killed in South Africa continued to rise, with another two being the latest victims in ongoing xenophobic attacks on foreigners in that country. The latest victims were stabbed to death during xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
With all these attacks, Kalu who saw the need to end the senseless killings also added that the meeting with Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki ended fruitful.
“Today I had fruitful meeting with the Former President of South Africa,Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki in Johnesburg joined by my wife Mrs Ifunanya Kalu.
“As leaders we both deliberated on pertinent issues especially ending xenophobic attacks by promoting unity amongst all Africans”.
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