A Twitter war broke out on Saturday between some users from South Africa and Nigeria after the former claimed that the latter was responsible for “majority of crimes committed in their country, including prostitution and illegal drug trade.”
Trouble started after a video of a South African lady surfaced on the social media platform in which she can be seen dancing semi-clad in front of some Nigerian men in a room.
In the now-viral video, the men can be seen smoking and drinking while they cheered the lady on as she danced while baring her backside.
The video has since sparked outrage among a number of South African users who requested that their counterparts pack up and leave their country.
Using the hashtag #NigerianMustFall, they also accused Nigerians of peddling drugs and luring their ladies into prostitution, drug abuse and also raping them.
The accusations were not taken lightly by some Nigerian users who also registered their annoyance on Twitter.
“Is South Africa so free of crime that it’s just Nigerians perpetrating all the crimes? Is the SA Police so inefficient that the Nigerian culprits cannot be arrested? This isn’t about condoning bad behaviour of Nigerians but this hashtag #NigeriansMustFall depicts real hate,” a Twitter user said.
“I am a big fan of justice. Attack me if you like but Nigerians should go home. #NigeriansMustFall,” another user said.
Here are some top reactions:
— Tiffany (@MetjahTebogo) June 12, 2020
Is South Africa so free of crime that it's just Nigerians perpetrating all the crimes?
Is the SA Police so inefficient that the Nigerian culprits cannot be arrested?
This isn't about condoning bad behaviour of Nigerians but this hashtag #NigeriansMustFall depicts real hate.
— Mr Gump (@AYO_FAD) June 13, 2020
We and you can condemn RAPE and RAPISTS without mixing in any XENOPHOBIC element.
— Rahman (@africanrahman) June 13, 2020
South Africans using #NigeriansMustFall to showcase their xenophobia 🤝🤝🤝
— 😇👼MICHEALAYOR (june23)🥰 (@Micheal_ayor) June 13, 2020
First of all start the change inward before looking for Nigerians to blame #Nigeriansmustrise Xenophobic
— Joseph Asuquo (@kjasuquo) June 13, 2020
This is a special announcement for y'all South Africans men, go get a quality education, jobs and stop being jealous of Nigerians.
Your lazy paved the way for them. #NigeriansMustFall
— Brezify (@Blahet1) June 13, 2020
South African men are beating us and killing us, they want #NigeriansMustFall because they hate seeing us with other men treating us right, they think they own us…and when they are done with us, they would rather end our lives than see us with another man #StopKillingWomen
— SuppyChainGraduate/JobSeeker (@Thandowie_11) June 13, 2020
We must not be tired to distance our selves from reactionary & openly xenophobic content: the #NigeriansMustFall hashtag is Afro-phobic. All Africans of conscience must speak out against it. Nigerians are blacks, Africans like is. We are all Nigerian. #NigerianLivesMatter
— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) June 13, 2020
I watched the #Parklands video & it the most painful evil doing, an African can do to another African. If African Unity means we must let our sisters become sex slaves to Nigerians then fuck this whole bullshit thing of Unity we won't surrender our Country #NigeriansMustFall pic.twitter.com/aGwUs0eRs8
— Mfundoyakhe Shezi 🇿🇦 (@Mfundoyakhe_S) June 12, 2020
— Karabo Mothupi (@itsskabo) June 13, 2020
Thousands of women killed by their boyfriends.
SA men: #NotAllMen
— Moses (@Moses_Buju_M) June 13, 2020
— Biyi The Plug 🔌 (@BiyiThePlug) June 13, 2020
In case you didn't know why Nigerians are falling, there's a video of them smoking drugs and making a poor South African girl twerk naked with a lip gloss in her bum. Manje umphakathi wants them gone #NigeriansMustFall pic.twitter.com/oc1VNRYf8l
— Ntshebe (@MeninaValorieZA) June 12, 2020
— Tiffany (@MetjahTebogo) June 12, 2020
— ꧁༒☬Bad☬Boy☬༒꧂ (@FuadAtobatele) June 13, 2020
But why do South Africans hate us so much? They waste no opportunity in posting hate speeches about us. It’s really sad. 💔 #NigeriansMustFall
— Valar Mørghulis 👁🗨 (@viccettii) June 13, 2020
— Brian Tyityi (@BrianTyityi) June 12, 2020
Last week a 28yr old pregnant woman went missing in South Africa. She was later killed and hanged on a tree. She was 8months pregnant.
Yesterday an SA girl was on video twerking for nigerian men. Today, SA Twitter is angry and trending #NigeriansMustFall.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🛂 (@DrOlufunmilayo) June 13, 2020
Every now n then, South Africans come up with some stupid accusations just to have reasons to continue their stupid xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in their country HOW BLACK LIVES MATTER WHILE #NigeriansMustFall is trending?
BLACK LIVES DON'T MATTER TO THEM!
Kill one and see😡
— AsapReplies♈ (@AsapReplies) June 13, 2020
This #NigeriansMustFall bullshit is just another excuse for South Africans to start their xenophobia nonsense again. A girl is twerking on her own, dem say na we drug am…. Awon oloshi pic.twitter.com/mZnLbfEAns
— Akin of lagos🦍🇳🇬 (@AkinOfLagos) June 13, 2020
The way south african men love pushing the #NigeriansMustFall narrative everything women in Mzansi are murdered ,just so we can lose focus and be distracted…Y'all are still trash..Face the music #MenAreTrash pic.twitter.com/ttE6xskDmx
— Donny💜 (@DonnyDaniels6) June 12, 2020
I don’t understand why they are blaming the guys for this video!
All I see is an adult girl displaying her stupidity coz she wants too.
She doesn’t look drunk neither does he look drugged 🤷🏽♀️#NigeriansMustFall pic.twitter.com/U7j5qbadaH
— Enugu wigmaker (@Chioma_Alexa) June 13, 2020
South Africa has a culture of violence. The men, especially, need serious therapy. They attack uber drivers, women, and black migrants. Violence is so inherent and always ready to erupt that the govt had to ban alcohol this year. #NigeriansMustFall is the latest violence.
— Ayo Sogunro – #Transformist (@ayosogunro) June 13, 2020
— Gobetse 🇿🇦 (@G_Manchidi) June 12, 2020
People staying in glass houses do not feel our pain, their children are safe, its so disturbing to see celebrities and politicians against our children's safety and calling us Xenophobic when we raise issues affecting us #NigeriansMustFall #PutSouthAfricaFirst
— Magaba (@LumkaKota663) June 13, 2020
Funny how South Africans believe their country would be as serene as heaven if not for the Nigerians there.
Anyone promoting the #NigeriansMustFall xenophobic tweet should be arrested.
— Picardy (@aaronpicardy) June 13, 2020
Men who're at the forefront of #NigeriansMustFall need to get themselves checked. You're also part of the problem, you sell drugs, rape, kill women and children then get away with it because of the flawed patriarchal system. Nigerians are not the problem, MEN ARE THE PROBLEM.
— Asemahle Ntumntum (@n_asemahle) June 13, 2020
Xenophobic South Africans yesterday, #BlackLivesMattters.
Today #NigeriansMustFall on the same continent with the same skin pigment.
Listen! You are worse than racists.
It's your papa house that will FALL on you.
— AyeMojubar (@ayemojubar) June 13, 2020
I've gone through the #NigeriansMustFall tweets,and all I can see is south Africans trying to pull Nigeria down cos of their fear of Nigerians dominating their country!
— Fola (@Folaaaaa4) June 13, 2020
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