The current uprisings coupled with xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals and their businesses has resulted in some African countries retaliating. MTN and MultiChoice are two businesses who have had to shut down shops in Nageria and Zambia. MTN says it stands against any form of xenophobia and damage to property, and remains concerned about the situation in both countries.
“MTN confirms that over the last day, four MTN outlets in Nigeria have been the subject of attacks and we have had to close several stores in Johannesburg. There are no reported injuries,”
There has been a running battle between Nigerians and South Africans over the past week, with accusations and counter-accusations over the xenophobic attacks being thrown around. This situation was accompanied by the looting of foreign-owned shops, which led Nigerians to retaliate by attacking retail chain Shoprite, MTN and pay-TV operator MultiChoice.
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