Nigeria Consul General to SA visits victims of looting

The Consul General of Nigeria to South Africa, Malik Abdul, on Tuesday, paid a solidarity visit to Nigerians affected by the recent unrest in Gauteng province. PHOTO: NAN

The Consul General of Nigeria to South Africa, Malik Abdul, earlier this week, paid a solidarity visit to Nigerians affected by the recent unrest in Gauteng province.

Abdul visited some of the business locations affected by the widespread rioting and looting spree at Jules Street in Johannesburg Central Business District.

The former President Jacob Zuma’s incarceration is reported to have triggered widespread rioting and looting in parts of the country, mainly KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. At least over 300 people died as a result of the unrest.

The Consul General sympathised with the victims who lost millions of Rand in the unrest and assured them that government is aware of their plight. He informed them of relief measures recently outlined by the South African Government for businesses affected during the protests.

Abdul expressed confidence that the business owners would rebuild and recover, exemplifying the renowned resilience of Nigerians around the world.

In addition, the Consul General has advised them to relocate their businesses to a more secured location, engage only in legitimate activities as well as ensure they are insured by reputable insurance companies.

In response, the Nigerian business owners thanked the Consul General for his support and appreciated him for conducting an in-person assessment of damages.

Read the original article in The Guardian

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