Cyril Ramaphosa, South African president


The South Africa High Commission to Nigeria has shut down its offices in Abuja and consulate in Lagos for fear of attack as apprehension over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and nationals of other African countries in the country continues.

South Africa’s acting High Commissioner, Amb. Bobby Moroe, who confirmed the decision on Thursday, said he had directed the Mission to suspend all consular activities until the situation improves

He noted that attacks on South African businesses in the country promoted the decision.

“I directed that the Mission be closed until the situation improves here improves,” he said.

“We heard that South Africans were being pulled out of vehicles and attacked. We feel unsafe and that is why I directed that the mission should close down until further notice.”