Xenophobic Attacks: South Africa Apologizes to Nigeria

In News 2019-09-16 17:24:54
Xenophobic Attacks: South Africa Apologizes to Nigeria
Xenophobic Attacks: South Africa Apologizes to Nigeria

The South African government has sent an unreserved apology to Nigeria over the recent xenophobic attacks in that country.

 

Geffry Radebe- the Special Envoy to President Cyril Ramaphosa- conveyed the apology to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

 

Radebe noted that poverty, unemployment and the struggle for equal rights had caused the violence while also disclosing that 50 suspects had been arrested so far.

 

He also expressed belief that the Bi-national Commission between Nigeria and South Africa will further address the issue during President Buhari’s visit to Pretoria in October.

 

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama had earlier said no Nigerian life was lost in the recent violent attacks on foreigners in South Africa.