Xenophobia: S/African Govt apologises to Nigerians, claims over 50 suspects arrested


South African Federal government has formally apologised to Nigerians and the Nigerian Govt over current xenophobic assaults on international nationals which includes Nigerians in that country.

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Special Envoy to Nigeria, Mr Jeff Radebe, on Monday, September 16, conveyed the apology when he achieved with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Addressing Point out House correspondents after the closed doorway meeting with the Nigerian leader, Radebe said President Ramaphosa had currently directed the legislation enforcement businesses to apprehend all all those included in the attacks.

Radebe, who is South Africa’s Minister of Vitality, claimed over 50 suspects experienced so much been apprehended in connection with the xenophobic violence which erupted in some parts of South Africa, Newswatch.ng experiences.

“We met a quick even though back with President Muhammadu Buhari to express our President Ramaphosa’s sincerest apologies about the incidents that have just lately transpired in South Africa.

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“Those incidents do not characterize what we stand for as constitutional democracy in South Africa and the President has apologized for these incidents and he has also instructed law enforcement businesses to leave no stone unturned so that all these included should be introduced to guide so that the rule of legislation should prevail in South Africa,’’ he reported.

President Ramaphosa, in accordance to the envoy, claimed Nigeria and South Africa have to continue to perform a significant function in rebuilding of Africa to attain the Agenda 2063.

President Buhari experienced in the wake of the xenophobic assaults by South Africans versus foreigners which includes Nigerians, sent Amb. Ahmed Abubakar, Director-Standard, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), as his Unique Envoy to South Africa.

The President, who gained the Report of the NIA boss on Sept. 9, ordered for the rapid evacuation of all Nigerians who are ready to return house from South Africa next the xenophobic attacks on international nationals.

NAN reviews that the Administration of Air Peace in collaboration with the Federal Government experienced on Sept. 11 evacuated 187 Nigerians from South Africa although another set of 320 Nigerians would be evacuated from that country on Tuesday.

President Ramaphosa was on Saturday throughout the funeral of the previous Zimbabwean chief, Robert Mugabe, documented to have apologized for the attacks on overseas nationals in his country.



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