Multichoice, MTN Condemn Attacks on Nigerians
Multichoice Nigeria and MTN Nigeria have condemned the xenophobic attack on foreigners especially Nigerians in South Africa.
Chief Executive Officer of Multichoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, in a statement on Tuesday, said: “MultiChoice is committed to uniting Africans through our programming and cultural initiatives. We advocate equality and condemn all forms of discrimination. The on-going violence in South Africa against foreign nationals is against the spirit of Africa, and counter-productive to the decades of work done by African leaders and well-meaning organisations to unite the continent.”.
The statement further reads: “We are a proudly African company and although our story began in South Africa, today we represent the African continent in all its diversity through our presence across the region.”
“We embrace and celebrate the diversity of varied nationalities, traditions, cultures and religions from across the continent and beyond. This is demonstrated through our multinational staff complement, our multicultural supply chain, as well as the local and international content that we showcase on both our DStv and GOtv platforms.”
“We believe Africa’s full potential can only be realised through dialogue, peace, and unity. This is a sombre period for every African on the continent and beyond, and we urge all our customers, followers, and stakeholders to shun violence.”
Also, the CEO, MTN Nigeria, Ferdi Moolman has strongly condemned the prejudice and inhuman treatment of Nigerians in South Africa. He said this through an officially signed document posted on the twitter page of the organisation.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have also expressed their displeasure over the attack, using social media to raise their voices