//MANDELA DAY: Xenophobia not what Madiba stood for

MANDELA DAY: Xenophobia not what Madiba stood for

The international Nelson Mandela Day this year is under the theme “Acting to bring about change”.

Among the things Nelson Mandela stood for was pan-Africanism. He reminded us that, “as long as gross poverty, injustice and gross inequalities persist in our world, none of us will have real rest”.

With economic hardship in South Africa, a home to many has in the recent past become a bred for xenophobia.

The most recent involving a diplomatic spat with Nigeria, another economic giant in Africa.

We take a look at the impacts of this on the two nations with Monday Ubani Legal practitioner and former President of the Nigeria Bar Association Lagos.