Khanya Mkangisa is adding her voice to the calls for an end to xenophobia in South Africa

The TV personality recently visited Nigeria for the first time and couldn’t stop raving about the great hospitality she experienced during her visit.

She was in the country to play at the Jozi to Quilox weekend festival in Lagos last week.

She wrote in a post: “An African Barbie in Lagos… We had SO much fun, were treated with the utmost respect and were shown great hospitality.”

Khanya added that the recent xenophobic attacks are “disheartening to say the least”

“My prayers are with the victims, their families and everyone affected. VIOLENCE IS NEVER the answer, in any situation. I hope that we will reflect on the kind of future we want for Africa and work towards achieving that in a way that is respectful to each other’s humanity,” she wrote.

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Several foreign-owned shops have been looted over the past few weeks, with many South Africans demanding that other African nationals return to their home countries.

Yvonne Chaka Chaka’s daughter was caught up in the chaos when her Maboneng shop was looted.

Hundreds of Nigerians are reportedly leaving SA as a result of the violence, and at least 12 people have died since the attacks broke out in August.

Several Nigerian stars, including Tiwa Savage and Burna Boy, have slammed the violence

Tiwa pulled out of the upcoming DStv Delicious Festival in protest.

“I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is SICK. For this reason I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV delicious Festival in Johannesburg on the 21st of September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this,” she tweeted.

 

 

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An African Barbie in Lagos. Had the pleasure of not only visiting Nigeria for the first time but also being booked to play at the Jozi to Quilox weekend festival in Lagos last weekend. We had SO much fun, were treated with the utmost respect and were shown great hospitality. The recent xenophobic attacks that have been taking place in our continent are disheartening to say the least. My prayers are with the victims, their families and everyone affected. VIOLENCE IS NEVER the answer, in any situation. I hope that we will reflect on the kind of future we want for Africa and work towards achieving that in a way that is respectful to each other’s humanity. #SayNoToXenophobia #AfricaUnite

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