The Nigerian community in South Africa has again gone into mourning, following the killing of yet, another Nigerian in the former apartheid enclave.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the death of Mr Olusola Solarin, who was killed on December 12 last year in South Africa, has raised the death tally of Nigerians killed in South Africa to more than 127 in since 2019.
Records show that 13 of the Nigerians sent to their early graves in the Rainbow Nation were killed by members of the South African police.
In a statement e-mailed to NAN in Abuja on Saturday, the Nigeria Union South Africa described Solarin as a brilliant, hardworking, motivator and community leader, who had fallen victim to the orgy of violence and criminality in South Africa.
The statement, jointly signed by the President of NUSA, Mr Collins Mgbo, and Secretary-General, Mr Nimram Durven Longbap-Longs, described Solarin as a businessman, who had a chain of businesses, including pharmaceuticals, clothes and shoe outlets.
According to the unionists, Solarin has since been buried at Makun community in Sagamu, near Abeokuta in Ogun on January 3.
Solarin was said to have met his fate after supplying goods to his customers outside Johannesburg, the business capital.