South Africans accused of attacking Nigerians in Durban and other areas of the country have been arrested and arraigned in Court, the Nigerian Mission said Monday.
A Nigerian, Ebuka Okori, 27, was reported to have been killed in the attack, which occurred in the early hours of last Friday.
Okori was allegedly shot dead by South African policemen.
Two policemen were arraigned in court and the case was adjourned till Monday, January 29, while the accused were refused bail and remanded.
Godwin Adama, the Nigeria Consul General in South Africa, said the Consular officers from the Nigerian Consulate-General in Johannesburg and the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria were in Durban to witness the court proceeding.
“ We condemn in strong terms the barbaric acts and call on the South African authorities to intervene and put an end to this ugly trend,” he said.
“We also call on Nigerians to continue to be law abiding, as we work towards obtaining justice for the family of the deceased.’’