Xenophobic Attack: Ghana’s National Security Officials Arrive In South Africa

Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Hanna Tetteh has told journalist in Accra on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 that four officials of Ghana’s National Security have arrived in Durban to ascertain the state of security as far as Ghanaian immigrants living in South Africa are concerned.

“As of yesterday (Monday), I can confirm that four national security officials have left Accra and are currently in South Africa to ascertain the state of security as far as our nationals are concerned,” Foreign Affairs Minister Hanna Tetteh told a section of the media Tuesday.

Her comment follows the outbreak of xenophobic attacks that have left ten people dead with several to have sustained various degrees of injuries.Hanna Tetteh meets journalist_opt

In another development, South African High Commissioner to Ghana Lulama Xingwana has refuted reports that five Ghanaians were killed in the xenophobic attacks.

According to her, a Ghanaian man, who was found dead on the streets of Durban, the centre of the attacks on black Africans from other countries by their fellow black South Africans, died of an epileptic attack, according to an autopsy report.

Xingwana also said four other Ghanaians, a man, two women and a baby who were found dead in a salon at Heibron, did not die from xenophobic attacks.

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