Nigerian customers have begun porting their numbers to other networks as South African mobile giant, MTN threatened Nigerians that if they actualized the boycott of the service 6000 Nigerians will lose their jobs and another 500,000 along the MTN food chain will go without meals.
Mohammed Keana, a civil activist pictured above went to Glo network today and immediately ported his phone number away from MTN. Thousands across the country and continent are similarly reducing or abandoning using MTN network, DSTV and other South African products and services.
Another Nigerian tweeted a promise to port away from MTN tomorrow:
Am porting to GLO 2moro”@EveryNigerian: #Xenophobia #XenophobicSA: MTN threatens Nigerians to not dare #BoycottSA – MTN or lose ‘6000’ jobs.
— ĂββĂŤĔĔ (@AbbaBashir) April 21, 2015
Yet another Nigerian had illustrated his plan to burn his MTN lines and DSTV box earlier this week in the tweeted image:
As different countries protest xenophobia in South Africa by abandoning the country products and services with Ghana giving the nation a 5 day (from the 19th) ultimatum before boycotts, the South African government has been blamed for promoting the phenomenon with president Zuma’s son accused of directly suggesting the killing of foreigners and the nation’s small business minister saying this week that foreigners need to teach locals their trade secrets to stave off being looted.
Images from Protests in Kaduna Yesterday