Ethiopian man killed in Xenophobic attack in Soweto

Soweto _ Ethiopia
Photo : EBC

September 1,2018

An Ethiopian man is reportedly killed in and another one is critically injured after a Xenophobic attack in Soweto. The name of the victim is not released so far.

The Ethiopian government says it is working with the government of South Africa to stop the attack against Ethiopians.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia issued safety alert earlier today for Ethiopians who live in South Africa to remain alert and safe in the wake of the Xenophobic attack.

The embassy also urged Ethiopians to contact the embassy in the event of a safety problem. The numbers to call, according to information shared on the social media page of the ministry, are 0123462110 and 0123462947.

The Embassy advisory reads as follows :

    MFA alerts Ethiopian nationals in South Africa

    Following the recent attacks on foreigners residing in South African town of Soweto, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia calls on Ethiopian nationals to stay alert and look after their safety. The Embassy in Pretoria is working closely with the relevant South African authorities to protect the safety and wellbeing of its citizens. It was learnt that the recent attacks have left “one of our citizens killed and another one wounded”.

    The Ministry, while urging Ethiopian nationals to stay alert and look after their safety, advises its citizens to contact the Embassy in Pretoria via the following Telephone numbers:


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