Two communities in South Africa have told Nigerians living there to leave.

While the Kuruman community in Northern Cape Province gave Nigerians till Friday, June 16 to leave, the Klaafontein community, Extension 5, Johannesburg, has directed landlords not to renew the rent of Nigerians in the community.

The aggrieved South Africans claim that Nigerians are responsible for some social vices such as illicit drug trade and prostitution in their communities.

The Nigerian mission in South Africa has, however, waded into issues surrounding the quit order.

Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner in South Africa, Martin Cobham, said the mission is on top of the situation.

He said he would dispatch officials to the Northern Cape Province on Monday to engage in a meeting with the local police and residents in the community.

The High Commissioner said he would also meet with authorities to ensure that instruction is given to the police not to allow any outbreak of violence.

“All we are trying to ensure is to nip in the bud any breakdown of law and order or anything that could lead to violence.

“So, we in the embassy are on top of the situation. And I am engaging the union leader and my office is equally engaging the South African Foreign Ministry on the issue.

“So, I believe with this measure we will be able to contain all these excesses,” he said.