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Xenophobic: Nigerians In South Africa Demand To Meet Buhari, South African Media Banned From Covering The Meeting

Written by Rita Nwachukwu

Nigerians living in South Africa have demanded to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to tell him of their plight in South Africa.


It was earlier reported that President Buhari is currently in South Africa following the attacks on foreign nationals and as well to discuss with the South Africa President, Cyril Ramaphosa on how to enhance the economy trade between the both countries.


According to ENCA South African news, the Nigerian protesters had demanded to meet the President Buhari outside the Sheraton hotel in Pretoria.


Further reports said they are also calling for the release of jailed Nigerian activist Omoyele Sowore whose bail application is being heard today.


A South African reporter said the Nigerian Presidential delegation had banned South African media from attending the town hall to cover the meeting between the President and Nigerians in South Africa.


He disclosed that the Nigerian media who accompanied President Buhari and local Nigerian media based in Johannesburg were allowed into hall.


He reported that the Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama will be briefing the South African media later.


The reporter further said that another set of the Nigerian protesters who are gathered outside the Sheraton hotel are hoping to force their way into the building. They protesters said that the meeting between President Buhari and Nigerians is supposed to take place at the Nigerian embassy in Pretoria but it was moved to the Sheraton hotel due to the protest at the embassy.


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