A South African mob has reportedly set Ebuka on fire, burning him alive. The deceased, Mr Clement Ebuka Nwaogu has been burnt alive by a mob, in the latest xenophobia attack in South Africa.
The deceased, according to the Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Habib Miller, was a native of Njikoka in Anambra and an upholsterer in South Africa
Habib Miller stressed that;
The victim was recently attacked and murdered in cold blood by a mob in Rustenburg, North West Province over his accent and habit, which the mobsters supposedly found offensive
In his words;
“The mob descended on him like a common criminal with all sorts of dangerous weapons in the presence of South African police officers.
Eyewitnesses reports state the victim beckoned for help from the police to intervene and help him, but they turned a blind eye. When Nwaogu could no longer persevere, he ran for safety; the mob chased and caught him, poured petrol on him and set him ablaze,”.
He later died at Job Shimankane Hospital.