Four Ghanaians confirmed dead in South Africa

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Ghana’s High Commission in South Africa has confirmed the death of

four Ghanaians in the rainbow nation, which has been rocked with

violence in the past week.

A man, two women and a baby were discovered dead in a salon in Heibron

in Free State, South Africa.

The embassy is yet to establish the cause of the deaths of the

individuals, however embassy reps have revealed that initial police

reports state the salon in which the bodies were discovered had been

locked up.

According to the Embassy, the bodies have since been removed for post

mortem examinations to be conducted.

Earlier sources indicated that the four had gone missing for three

days and that concerned individuals went in search of them. The

reports suggested that the four may have been killed by armed youth

protesting the takeover of local jobs by immigrants.

In related news, South African President Jacob Zuma has sworn to put

an end to the attacks.

Mr Zuma, on a visit to a refugee camp in the port of Durban, made this

promise to foreigners displaced in the xenophobic attacks.

He told the immigrants that the ongoing violence goes against South

African values and he would bring it all to an end.

Mr Zuma’s words were met with jeering from some in the crowd who

accused him of acting too slowly.

South Africa has been hit with a recent wave of xenophobic attacks,

following alleged statement from Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini calling

for foreigners to “go back to their countries”. However, he says his

comments were distorted.

Official data suggests there are about two million foreign nationals

in South Africa, about 4% of the total population. But some estimates

put the number of immigrants at five million.

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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