Sunday, April 19, 2015

Youth Leader Expresses Fears Over Fate of 1000 Cameroonians in SA

With Inputs from NewsWatch
Ndansi Elvis at Press Briefing 
Ndansi Elvis Nukam, youth leader and activist has declared that he is embarrassed that Cameroon government has been mute over the fate of some 1000 Cameroonians in South Africa. Talking to journalists in Yaounde on Saturday April 18, 2015, Ndansi argued government to denounce xenophobic attacks in South Africa with the energy it used against the Islamic Sect Boko Haram.
This is following worries raised by Cameroonians living in South Africa as other countries have engaged in repatriating their nationals. Ghanaians for example are hooked to the social media to get alerts thanks to government efforts.  “Malawi and Zimbabwe are repatriating their citizens based in South Africa but our High Commission here is not doing anything,” a Cameroonian based in South Africa is quoted to have told News Watch.
“I called the High Commissioner and he told me he was in a meeting. He has since not called back like he promised,” another South Africa-based Cameroonian said.
Rumours that a special flight would ferry Cameroonians back home spread within the week, raising the hopes of fretting Cameroonians. But nothing of the sort has happened and it remains unclear if government is making such plans.
Government should tell us what its plans are and measures it has taken to ensure the safety of our brothers and sisters in South Africa, Ndansi told journalists.
He said Cameroonian youths will not repay violence with violence but insisted that a boycott of South African businesses present in the country would not be ruled out if the attacks on foreigners continue.

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