General News of Monday, 27 February 2017
The government of South Africa should realise that if other African countries decide to boycott the products and services of South African companies due to the xenophobic attacks happening in that country, entities like AngloGold, MTN, Woolworths, and others would be the worst hit, Samuel George Nartey, Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, has said.
According to him, the government of South Africa appears to be complicit in the attacks on foreign nationals by black South Africans because of their failure to take action, in spite of the litany of promises to deal with the situation.
Commenting on his Facebook page, Mr Nartey said: “Xenophobia has replaced apartheid in what Archbishop Desmond Tutu once called the Rainbow Nation. He called it the Rainbow Nation because of the beautiful unison of various colours that make up the rainbow. The incessant attacks on fellow Africans engaged in business activities are despicable and regrettable.”
“Ghana contributed immensely to the liberation and independence of apartheid South Africa. We supported the ANC and its freedom fighters including Madiba Mandela and we deserve some respect as fellow Africans. The government of South Africa is increasingly appearing complicit in these attacks due to their inaction regardless of their many promises to combat the malaise. They appear to be turning a blind eye. If other African countries decide to declare economic sanctions against South African business interests in our countries, the South African economy would take a big hit.
“AngloGold, MTN, the Malls, Woolworths, amongst others may just be the starting point for such economic sanctions. The injustice in Gauteng Province must stop!”