Nigerian Community in South Africa has confirmed the vicious killing of two members within 48 hours.
This incident came barely a month after President Jacob Zuma was honoured by Imo State Government with a statue.
The first victim was identified as Ikechukwu Mmanwoke Edmond, 40-year-old.
According to reports gathered the deceased, a businessman and native of Ihembosi, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra, was killed in front of his house on Amant Street, Malvern, Johannesbury.
Eyewitness said six men came to the house and started breaking doors and taking out personal effects of him and his neighbour identified as Sibongile.
“When she (Sibongile) raised alarm , they started beating her. When Ikechukwu came in and saw what was happening, he brought out his phone to call the police.
“A member of the gang took a brick and hit him in the face and he fell down. When the police arrived, he was already dead,” the source told journalists.
The second victim, Eluka Agu, native of Ihiala also from Anambra, was allegedly robbed and then beaten by some South Africans at Oliven, Centurion on Monday [Nov. 13].
They said the police came and took him away to his house for a search.
“The victim pleaded with the police to take him to the hospital for treatment but they refused.
“After searching his house without finding anything, he died as a result of the severe beating,” the source said.