“We are aware of both the current situation and the level of crime in South Africa. But we haven’t expected the situation to escalate to this level. The Ethiopian Embassy in South Africa that is conducting a work on the ground to help citizens is compiling its reports and it will be shared to the media as soon as we receive it,” Redwan Hussein, Minister at the Ethiopian Government Communications Affairs Office told DireTube earlier today.
The social media has been abuzz with the hashtag #NoToXenophobia and many people from all walks of life are expressing their anger towards the attacks against Africans.
Samuel Alemayehu, an Ethiopian citizen who expressed his anger towards the attacks, has told DireTube that the South Africans action is unacceptable, saying “We have thought Mandela how to shot a gun.” He cited reports of the Malawian government’s evacuation of its citizens from South Africa and asked what is being done to Ethiopians living there.
“To imagine that the next African Union Summit is in South Africa hurts,” Brenda Mfoya, Oxfam’s Pan- Africa Rights in Crisis Policy Aisor, tweeted today. “I detest!”
Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom, who is known for his swift reaction during crises for Ethiopians living abroad, have not yet said a word about the situation. He has not yet posted about the situation on his Facebook page and DireTube’s attempt to contact Dr. Tedros earlier today was not successful.
Unconfirmed reports suggest four Ethiopian have so far died of the xenophobic attacks in South African cities. (Dire Tube)
Source : Walta Info