In a fresh tragedy, two Nigerians, Bonny Iwuoha and Goziem Akpenyi have been killed in South Africa in xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Iwuoha and Akpenyi were stabbed to on April 5 and April 6 respectively.
The Assistant Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Union in South Africa (NUSA), Odefa Ikele, confirmed the killings in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from Johannesburg on Monday.
Ikele said: “The Nigerian community lost two citizens to gruesome murders over the weekend. Mr Bonny Iwuoha, 48, from Ihitte/Uboma in Imo State, was stabbed to death at about 11:45pm on April 6, in Johannesburg South.
“We gathered that his assailants followed him from 152 Hay Street Turffontein, and thereafter, stabbed and killed him in front of his gate at Turf Road, Turffontein.