South Africa confirms return of Nigeria’s fifteen million dollar
Written by Taiwo Adediran on January 25, 2016
South African has confirmed the return of the fifteen million dollars seized by the South African authorities in connection with two arms deals to Nigeria.
The cash which were seized on two occasions were alleged to be smuggled into South Africa against monetary transfer law. The issue almost caused a major dispute between both countries as Nigeria moved to sanction South African companies operating in the country.
SOUTH African Ambassador to Nigeria, Lulu Louis Mnguni, who confirmed return of the cash through an online news medium, The Cable, said the two countries have gone a long way, and cannot rupture their relations over such issue.
Mnguni who also reacted to the building collapse at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos and its effect on the relationship between the two countries, said the issues could only make the countries closer and stronger.
The ambassador added that the seizure of the funds by the South African government was in no way related to the Synagogue incident.