The death toll of Nigerians killed in South Africa has continued to rise with another two becoming the latest victims of xenophobic attacks in that country.
The latest victims were stabbed to death in Johannesburg and Cape Town last Friday and Saturday, respectively.
The Assistant Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Union in South Africa, Odefa Ikele, confirmed the killings in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from Johannesburg, yesterday.
“The Nigerian community lost two citizens to gruesome murders over the weekend.
“Mr. Bonny Iwuoha, 48, from Ihitte/Uboma in Imo State, was stabbed to death at about 11.45 p.m. on April 6, 2019 in Johannesburg South.
“We gathered that his assailants followed him from 152 Hay Street Turffontein, and thereafter, stabbed and killed him in front of his gate at Turf Road, Turffontein.
“The killing was witnessed by Mr. Izochukwu Nwokocha, also known as, Nwa Father,” he said.
Ikele said the killing had been reported and a case of murder opened at Booysens Police Station in Johannesburg South.