South African Special Envoys to Meet Buhari Today
South African Envoys are expected in Abuja on Monday. This is according to the Spokesperson to the South African government Khusela Diko. This follows the latest spate of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals including Nigerians in South Africa.
Khusela revealed this in a statement noting that the Envoys are expected to deliver a message from President Cyril Ramaphosa to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari, during a chat at the Presidential Villa, Abuja at about 3pm on Monday.
“The Special Envoys will deliver a message from President Ramaphosa regarding the incidents of violence that recently erupted in some parts of South Africa, and to reassure African nations that South Africa is committed to ideals of pan-African unity and solidarity”, said Khusela.
The Special Envoys will equally take similar message to Ghana, Tanzania, Niger, Senegal, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
President Buhari had sent a Special Envoy to South Africa in the wake of the xenophobic attacks in the country two weeks ago.
About 187 Nigerians were evacuated from South Africa last week following the attacks.