A Somali national has taken to twitter to issue an apology on the unrest happening in Gqeberha (PE)
It has been hours since what looks like a war has begun in Gqeberha where Somali nationals set alight a number of taxis in the rank and thereafter hit the streets with heavy gun machinery.
Hassan Abdullahi Aalim sent an apology on Twitter in which he said: ‘’On behalf of the Somali community, we condemn all types of violence against the host nation and we sadly regret what has unfolded in #PortElizabeth. We assure all citizens of #SouthAfrica that this is an isolated incident and we do embrace the spirit of Ubuntu.’’
Hassan is a Former President of the University of Johannesburg Student Council. He is also an activist in his own right whose focus is on refugees stories in South Africa.
He also sent out a separate tweet in which he called for order and calm after a Somali shop was set on fire in the city due to what happened.
On behalf of the Somali community, we condemn all types of violence against the host nation & we sadly regret what has unfolded today in #PortElizabeth. We assure all citizens of #SouthAfrica that this is an isolated incident & we do embrace the spirit of Ubuntu. #Gqeberha pic.twitter.com/89cxP2blDh
— Hassan Abdullahi Aalim (@Hamaalin) October 13, 2021