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Nigerian Legal Rights Team Phone Calls For ICC Probe Of Zulu King

ABUJA, April 23 (Reuters) - A Nigerian group known as for the Worldwide Prison Court docket (ICC) on Thursday to investigate Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini for "loathe speech" blamed for a wave of violence from immigrants in South Africa.

South Africa this 7 days deployed troopers to test to quell anti-immigrant unrest that has killed at the very least 7 foreigners, just after staying criticised by China, Zimbabwe and Nigeria for failing to shield their citizens versus armed mobs.

Zwelithini was accused of sparking the hassle with remarks in which he urged South Africans to "pop our head lice".

"We ought to get rid of ticks and put them outside in the solar. We ask international nationals to pack their possessions and be despatched back again," he instructed supporters at a stadium in Durban a thirty day period in the past.

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Venture in a statement known as on the ICC to "examine allegations of hate speech by the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, which has resulted in killing, violence and discrimination from Nigerians and other African citizens."

Zwelithini has since defended his speech as having been taken out of context, indicating attacks on immigrants are "vile".

Nigerians are furious, and the international ministry summoned South Africa's superior commissioner this week..

"Nigeria ... invested a lot of funds to fund the anti-apartheid wrestle, ensuring that a lot of South African students relished scholarships in Nigerian universities," The Punch newspaper wrote in an editorial on Thursday.

"Nevertheless, the relationship involving South Africa and Nigeria since the stop of apartheid ... has been that of contempt by the former in the direction of the latter."

Isolated counter-protests involving a several dozen persons have happened in Nigeria, which includes a person exterior the South African embassy in Nigeria on Wednesday. South African firms this kind of as mobile mobile phone big MTN and supermarket chain Shoprite have substantial passions in Africa's most significant economic system. (Reporting by Camillus Eboh Producing by Tim Cocks Modifying by Andrew Roche)


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