The government of South Africa has finally assured that her government will released the $9.3 miilion and the subsequent $5.7 million which were seized on the ground of illegal arms transaction between both countries. They have promised to return the cumulative $15 million arms deal money to Nigeria as soon as possible.
The South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Myakayaka Manzini, who was on a live interview on ‘Matters Arising’ on African International Television (AIT) on Tuesday, October, 14, 2014 explained that the process of refunding the money was already on course.
Mr. Manzini is of the view that both countries have decided on a political solution to the issue and have come to a symbiotic truce as Nigeria is seen as a big ally and a brother.
He also added that South Africa had been selling arms to Nigeria long before now and is still ready to do business with Nigeria especially at this trying time when Boko Haram is terrifying the citizens.
He further stated that the relationship that has existed between both country has produced an age-long benefits which both countries still enjoy till date, citing various economical and socio-political trends that has brought both countries together more as brothers rather than African neighbors.