Xenophobia: Ramaphosa Apologises to Nigerians

The President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, has finally apologised to Nigeria over the xenophobic attacks in his country.

The apology was delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Monday by Ramaphosa’s special envoy, Mr Jeff Radebe.

Punch reports that a meeting between Buhari and Radebe has just ended at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

It was gathered that the special envoy comprising of former minister in the presidency, Jeff Radebe, Ambassador Kingsley Mmabolo and Dr. Khulu Mbatha, will also visit the following African countries;  Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia following the spate of killings.

The delegation delivered a message from President Ramaphosa regarding the incidents of violence that recently erupted in some parts of South Africa, which resulted in attacks on foreign nationals and destruction of property.

In reaction, Nigeria and a host of other African countries boycotted the World Economic Forum (Africa), which held in Cape Town.

187 Nigerians were successfully evacuated from South Africa via an Air Peace Airline, which lifted them free of charge.

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