- A video is being shared on social media showing allegedly showing Nigerians looting an SA-owned store in Nigeria
- In the footage, they are seen looting a Shoprite outlet
- Mzansi social media users were amused
A video being shared on social media shows Nigerians looting a Shoprite store in Nigeria. This is allegedly in retaliation to the looting of foreign-owned shops in South Africa. Protests, looting and destruction reared it's head in the Gauteng area again earlier this week. Police Minister , Bheki Cele, spoke to media representatives on the ground, addressing the situation and dubbing it a matter of national emergency.
The situation facing foreigners in South Africa is becoming increasingly volatile with widespread looting and attacks being reported.
Twitter user Mc_turningpoint shared the post, with the caption:
"Shoprite ota bursted already. Nigerians aren't joking at all. #StopXenophobia #SayNoToXenophobicAttacks #XenophobicAttack #DearMrPresident #ShutDownSA"
South Africans, however, were left amused by the incident. Many reacted by saying that Shoprite is a franchise and doesn't affect them in any way. Others said that the building was probably insured so no real loss occurred. Another social media user pointed out that it's probably Nigerians who work in the store so their jobs were now under threat.
Twitter user LBaasd said:
"As if we are the ones working and shopping there, close it and suffer even more..."
While Thereal_Sah said:
"South Africans don't even work there... Millionaires who own that enterprise have insured everything there."
"Like we care about Shoprite."
"I don't think Nigerian looters understand the franchise concept. This does nothing to our economy... like nothing at all."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that a Nigerian man shared an impassioned message to his fellow countrymen. He advised them to stop fighting South Africans in their country and to realise that the country was not theirs. In a video being shared on social media, the man asked Nigerians to respect themselves and stop breaking South African laws.
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