Nigerian, Mr ThankGod Okoro, 30, has died after a South African police officer allegedly shot him in the head.
On Friday, the Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Mr Habib Miller, who is based in Pretoria, has confirmed the killing of Okoro during a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said: “The union is not happy with the latest murder of ThankGod Okoro on April 9 by a member of the South African Police Flying Squad at Hamburg, Florida West Rand in Johannesburg.
“The officer, who shot Okoro claimed that the young man attempted to stab him during a stop-and-search operation.
“Our team has gone to the Florida Police Station to ensure that due process is followed in an attempt to seek justice on the killing.
“The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has been notified of the killing of Mr Okoro.”
Miller pleaded with the South African authorities to wade into the matter to discourage wanton killing of Nigerians by policemen in the former apartheid enclave.
According to reports, no fewer than 117 Nigerians have been killed in South Africa since February 2016.