Xenophobia: What South African President says

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Cyril Ramaphosa

On Tuesday, South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa condemned the country’s latest assault on Nigerians and other foreigners.

Citizens of South Africa on Sunday began a fresh attack on Nigerian nationals,destroying lives and properties.

And reacting to the situation, the South African President took to his official Twitter page, to declare no justification for the attack on foreign nationals.

”I condemn the violence that has been spreading around a number of our provinces in the strongest terms. I’m convening the ministers in the security cluster today to make sure that we keep a close eye on these acts of wanton violence and find ways of stopping them.

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”The people of our country want to live in harmony; whatever concerns or grievances we may have, we need to handle them in a democratic way.

”There can be no justification for any South African to attack people from other countries,”he added

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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “deep concern,” over the attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa

A statement by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said Buhari has dispatched special envoy to his South African counterpart, President Cyril Ramaphosa.

“The Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria latest Thursday, September 5, 2019.

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