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Nigeria threatens to close MTN, Multichoice over killings

Various reactions have trailed the recent Xenophobia-induced killings of foreign nationals in South Africa with newly elected party, APC, the latest to voice outrage over the incident.

MTN is one of the many South African based companies operating in Nigeria.

In a memorandum handed to the South African embassy in Lagos on Wednesday, All Progressives Congress (APC) party officials demanded that the South African Government take quick action against the Xenophobic killings going on in South Africa.

According to South African news portal, eNCA, the party officials along with members of civil society groups made the demands in reaction to the killings currently going on all over the southern African nation.

An official of the party, Tolu Adesanya, also said that if the South African authorities refused to take proper action, Nigeria will shut down South African businesses that are currently operating in Nigeria.

“We actually handed a letter to the South African embassy yesterday, making them aware that we are not happy with what is going on in South Africa. Should there be any more attacks, we are going to shut down South African businesses in Nigeria. That is MTN, Multi Choice, Shoprite etc.,” Adesanya said on Thursday.

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South African businesses have vast major technological holdings in Nigeria and closure of such businesses could reflect negatively on their fortunes for a long time.

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