Xenophobia: President Ramaphosa dispatches special envoy to Nigeria

South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa Credit: CNN

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has dispatched special envoys to Nigeria and six other African countries to brief them about steps being taken by his government to stop the attacks and to bring the perpetrators to book.

Ramaphosa’s spokesman Khusela Diko disclosed this on Sunday, stating that three envoys would visit Nigeria and six other countries.

The other countries on the list are Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.

He added that the envoy will reassure South Africa’s committed to Pan-African unity and solidarity and the rule of law .

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari sent a special envoy to South Africa express Nigerian Government’s displeasure at the xenophobic attacks on her citizens.

Zimbabweans followed in the same direction over the weekend as they booed President Ramaphosa during the funeral of former President Robert Mugabe in Harare.

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