The Ghana High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa has said claims that a Ghanaian, resident in South Africa had been stabbed are false. The Commission thus encouraged the Ghanaian community in South Africa to go about their normal duties while exercising some caution.
“The High Commission of the Republic of Ghana in Pretoria, South Africa wishes to inform all Ghanaians resident in South Africa that its attention has been drawn to a news item making rounds on social media that one Mr. Obeng-Boadi has granted an interview with a Kumasi based radio station, Fox FM. Mr. Obeng-Boadi allegedly stated that a disagreement between one Yaw Owusu and an unknown South African national over the result of the match between Ghana and South Africa has resulted in the stabbing to death of Yaw Owusu in a town called Mzimkhulu, in KwaZulu Natal Province. The Mission wishes to take this opportunity to inform all Ghanaians that after an extensive investigation into the matter, including discussions with Mr. Obeng-Boadi, the information making rounds has been found to be fake and without merit,” the statement said.
It continued to say that “Ghanaians are therefore being advised to go about their daily duties without any fear. However, they should act with circumspect by avoiding unnecessary arguments as well in areas where sentiments and tensions are high as a result of the outcome of the football match. They are further advised to contact the Mission at any time when they feel that their lives are in danger”.