South Africa’s Leader Apologizes for Xenophobic Attacks

South Africa’s Leader Apologizes for Xenophobic Attacks
South Africa’s Leader Apologizes for Xenophobic Attacks

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday apologized to the Nigerian government two weeks after deadly xenophobic attacks on immigrants in Johannesburg and Pretoria, according to media reports.

Ramaphosa tendered his apology to his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari, through Jeff Radebe, Ramaphosa’s special envoy dispatched to Nigeria, the Thisdaylive news website reported.

Following his meeting with Buhari, Radebe told reporters that some 50 perpetrators of the attacks had been apprehended so far, according to the website.

This followed remarks Ramaphosa delivered earlier in the day in which he said that immigrants must not be made “scapegoats” for the current slow pace of the country’s economy, local media reported.


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