“No plans to compensate Nigerians,” Foreign Affairs Minister in South Africa says.
Following the diplomatic row between South Africa and Nigeria over incessant attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals, South Africa shut down its embassy in Nigeria on Thursday.
The Foreign Affairs Minister, Naledi Pandor, made the disclosure in Cape Town.
The minister, while reacting to the closure of their embassy in Nigeria, said the South African government was already in talks with Nigerian authority, with the aim of restoring peace, adding that there was no provision in local law for compensation for damage caused in the attacks.
“There is an Afrophobia we are sensing that exists, there is resentment and we need to address that,” Pandor said on the sidelines of a continental economic conference in Cape Town.