SA GUNMANGunmen suspected to be assassins killed Emmanuel Onyekaozuru, a Nigerian businessman based in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday.


  • Onyekaozuru is the only son of his parents
  • President of Nigeria Union, SA confirmed that the killers shot the deceased and escaped in a car
  • The gunmen took nothing from Onyekaozuru after killing him in his business premises
  • The case has been reported to the South African Police and the Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg



Ikechukwu Anyene, president of Nigeria Union in South Africa, who confirmed the tragic news told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, that the union would work with the Nigerian Consul-General and the police to ensure that justice was done.

“The union has received a report that a Nigerian businessman, Emmanuel Onyekaozuru, was shot in his business premises at 9pm yesterday (June 7),” he said.

“The report said that the gunmen shot the deceased and escaped in a car. The incident has been reported to the police and the Nigerian consul general in South Africa,” Anyene explained.


Only son

Onyekaozuru, an indigene of Anambra state and the only son of his parents, is married with three children.

Lamenting the high rate of insecurity in the country, Anyene pointed out that the unknown gunmen did not remove anything from the premises of the deceased.

“This is one death too many and we are not happy that a Nigerian has been killed,” he said.


Frequent killings

The Nigeria Union President expressed similar sentiment in an interview with NewsPlus in Johannesburg in September last year, when a Nigerian was murdered in Rustenburg and two Nigerians that wanted to stop the assault were shot but luckily survived.

Responding then to a question on the frequent killing of Nigerians in the country, Anyene said, “The situation is still bad. As a community leader, I must be honest and say that it is still bad but we are working relentlessly to bring the situation under control. What I think is that it’s not necessarily about South Africans killing Nigerians, it’s just general violence.”



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