South Africa’s Minister of Defense Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has said that the xenophobic attack orchestrated on Nigerians is a result of its angry citizens.
Speaking in an interview with eNCA, a South African media outfit, Mapisa-Nqaluka revealed that this was not the first time such attacks had occurred in the country.
People are saying it is xenophobic attacks but it is not the first time we have had them in the past. Here, we have criminals that have read the situation and are aware that we have challenges right now.
… The reality is that we need to have a serious dialogue about what is happening. We must take responsibility. The reality is that we are an angry nation and we must talk about it.Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqukula – thecable.ng
She went on to mention that the current crisis in South Africa could not be prevented by any government and that the South African authorities needed to discuss with the people to know the way forward.