South African President Ramaphosa Apologises To Nigeria For Xenophobic Attacks

South African President Ramaphosa Apologises To Nigeria For Xenophobic Attacks

By Doyin Ajayi | Sub-Editor on September 16, 2019
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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa looks on as he attends the International Labor Organization (ILO) International Labour Conference on June 10, 2019 in Geneva. | Fabrice COFFRINI/AFP

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, has apologised to Nigeria over the xenophobic attacks in his country.

The country’s special envoy, Mr Jeff Radebe, tendered the apology on behalf of the South African leader when he visited Nigeria on Monday, September 16, 2019.

Mr Radebe spoke during a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Villa in Abuja.

Also present at the meeting were the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Kabiru Bala; as well as the acting South African High Commissioner in Nigeria, Bobby Moroe.

The South African president also gave a speech a few hours ago in which he apologised to all foreigners in the country for the xenophobic attacks.

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