Popular South African comedian and television host – Trevor Noah – has reacted to the recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals of African descent by his fellow South Africans.
Reacting to the attacks via an official statement, Trevor Noah criticized the wave of violent outbreak against black foreign nationals across the country stating their priorities are misplaced and the attacks are only built on inferiority complex created by decades of apartheid and oppression.
He pointed out that Nigerians and other African Nationals aren’t the ones taking jobs from South Africans as they claim because Africans in South Africa “may lay claim to less than 0.00001% of wealth in SA”, whereas “Whites in South Africa makes up about 8.7% of the population and controls over 85% wealth”.
In his words;
So when I hear South Africans claiming that other Africans are competing with them on dwindling/scarce resources, I say that our anger and outrage is misplaced.
Yours is a complete misplaced anger, prejudice and xenophobia built up out of inferiority complex created by decades of apartheid and oppression.
I don’t see fellow African as a competitor but a fellow compatriot who is struggling to feed his family and have some comfort in this short life-time.
Well said, Trevor!
Acknowledging his statement, Nigerians took to their Twitter platforms to heap praises on Trevor Noah, with many admiring his thought process and strength to pass a well-detailed message.
— olujnr1 (@olujnr1) September 3, 2019
Say no to #Xenophobia
— 👑Eze👑Enyelu nwa (@chukwumaatom) September 3, 2019
— InTheAbroad|Tari🇳🇬❤ (@tari_umphant) September 3, 2019
— Mr. Andy (@andivisaaka) September 3, 2019
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