Herman Mashaba who is the Mayor of Johannesburg has stated that he has nothing to apologize for in regards to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The Mayor in an interview indicated that the attacks that happened in South Africa wasn’t an accident but was bound to happen.
Herman Mashaba further reiterated his point that there is actually nothing to apologize for despite the killing that happened in his country.
“There is nothing to apologize about. What do you expect me to really apologize for? It is unfortunate on what has happened but for me, I don’t regard this as an accident, it was something really bound to happen.
When you let a country operate without laws this is really what you get. I think I don’t see the reason why one has to apologize. We are not going to turn a blind eye on such evil crime happening under our watch.
The country [South Africa] also owes an official apology to the 10.2 million unemployed South Africans who are today without jobs as a result of billions of counterfeit goods being brought illegally into the country, killing local manufacturing”, the Mayor of Johannesburg stated.
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This comes after the South African President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa apologized to African countries for the xenophobic attacks at the memorial service for former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe.
“I stand before you as a fellow African to express my regret and apologize for what has happened in our country. What has happened in South Africa goes against the principles of the unity of the African people that presidents Mugabe, Mandela, Tambo and the great leaders of our continent stood for”, the President stated.