South African President Cyril Ramaphosa apologises to Nigeria over recent xenophobic attacks

Yesterday, a cross section of South Africans staged a peaceful demonstration to show remorse regarding the recent xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals which subsequently resulted into the mass evacuation of some Nigerians citizens from the country.

Following this show of remorse by South African citizens, South African  President, Cyril Ramaphosa has rendered his  unqualified apology the Nigerian government and people.

Today in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, a South African special envoy led Mr Jeff Radebe met with Nigeria’s President Buhari to render an apology on behalf of President Ramaphosa

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Present in the meeting was Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Kabiru Bala and the acting South African High Commissioner in Nigeria, Bobby Moroe.


He revealed that  the issue of compensation to Nigerian victims who were affected during the recent xenophobic attacks will be discussed when President Buhari makes his scheduled visit to South Africa on the third of October.

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Freddie, is a graduate of the University of Ghana. He is a film enthusiast, screenwriter and human rights activist.