Two Nigerian men were heavily beaten by a mob in South Africa over allegations that they sold drugs to students.

The incident took place on the 12th of May in the country’s Kuruman Northern Cape province.

A Facebook user, who shared photos of the incident, wrote: “May God save us in this country south Africa. Two Nigerian guys almost murdered yesterday in Kuruman northern cape if not because of police help there lives could have been a story by now”.

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“There is no racist[ism] in this matter. Protecting our kids and their future is important,” A South African said in reaction to the post..

“You guys know how dangerous those stuff are, yet you’re selling them to school kids. Now that’s heartless.”

There have been numerous incidents of violence against Nigerians in South Africa. Last week, two Nigerians were also shot dead in the Western Cape Province.

The Federal Government has already sent envoys to South Africa to correct the situation, but apparently not much has changed.