South Africa Sends Emissaries to Nigeria, Other African Countries

SOUTH AFRICA has sent high-ranking emissaries to Nigeria abd several other African countries to assure them that their citizens are welcome in that country following xenophobic violence earlier this month.

President Ramaphosa said at the state funeral “I stand before you as a fellow African to express my regret and apologise for what has happened in our country.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday, that mission, led by former Minister Jeff Radeba, is scheduled to visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.

Nigerian entrepreneur and owner of Air Peace, Allen Onyema airlifted 600 Nigerians back home free of charge after they were targeted in the violence

Migrants from neighbouring Zimbabwe and Mozambique also fled from South Africa to their various countries.

President Ramaphosa said at the state funeral “I stand before you as a fellow African to express my regret and apologise for what has happened in our country.”

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