Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Wednesday, asked the Federal Government to sue the South Africa Government to demand compensation for Nigerian victims of the xenophobic attack in the foreign country.
The senior lawyer, who is the National Chairman of Peoples Alternative Front, wants the South African government sued in the courts of the country which owed its liberation from apartheid rule to the supports of Nigeria and many other African nations.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to boycott the World Economic Forum scheduled to commence in South Africa on September 4, insisting that the southern African country’s ruling Arican National Congress must accept responsibility for the misdirected antagonism against poor African immigrants.
Falana asked President Muhammadu Buhari to demand compensation for the Nigerian victims from the South African Government, but quickly added that the foreign government is not likely to accede to the demand for compensation.
In addition to the payment of adequate compensation to all the victims of the mindless attacks, the Government must teach South Africans about the immense contributions of the people of Cuba and a number of African countries to the struggle waged against apartheid and colonialism in the Southern African region.
Since the Cyril Ramaphosa administration is not likely to accede to the demand for compensation the federal government should brief a team of lawyers to seek legal redress for the victims of the attacks in South African courts.He added
He has called n the federal government to make a declaration to enable individual victims of human rights abuse to access the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights sitting in Arusha, Tanzania. Since there is no assurance that Nigerians and other Africans will no longer be subjected to xenophobic attack.