Breaking: MTN Breaks Silence, Condemns Xenophobia

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SWITZERLAND, SEPTEMBER 03 – South African telecommunications giant operating in Nigeria, MTN has condemned the ongoing Xenophobia and discrimination going on in the country.

As violent acts allegedly motivated by xenophobia against Africans in the southern African country escalates, Nigerians are increasingly becoming targets as angry mobs attack them, loot and burn their shops.

As the tension escalates, there is a widespread call for big South African brands operating in Nigeria, including MTN, DSTV, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC to condemn the heinous acts. Many have also called for the boycott of these companies and their products/services.

In a statement signed by the CEO of MTN Nigeria, Ferdi Moolman, and seen by Today’s Echo’s correspondent, the telecoms giant condemned the hate, prejudice and xenophobia, and reiterated it unequivocal condemnation of all violence.

See the full statement below:

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