Multichoice Nigeria, Africa’s leading entertainment provider, on Tuesday condemned the xenophobic attack on foreigners in South Africa.
“MultiChoice is committed to uniting Africans through our programming and cultural initiatives. We advocate equality and condemn all forms of discrimination. The on-going violence in South Africa against foreign nationals is against the spirit of Africa, and counter-productive to the decades of work done by African leaders and well-meaning organisations to unite the continent.”, John Ugbe, Chief Executive Officer of Multichoice Nigeria said in a statement.
The statement reads further,
“We are a proudly African company and although our story began in South Africa, today we represent the African continent in all its diversity through our presence across the region.”
“We embrace and celebrate the diversity of varied nationalities, traditions, cultures and religions from across the continent and beyond. This is demonstrated through our multinational staff complement, our multicultural supply chain, as well as the local and international content that we showcase on both our DStv and GOtv platforms.”
“We believe Africa’s full potential can only be realised through dialogue, peace, and unity. This is a sombre period for every African on the continent and beyond, and we urge all our customers, followers, and stakeholders to shun violence.”