MUGABE’ S FUNERAL: SOUTH AFRICA’S PRESIDENT, RAMAPHOSA BOOED, APOLOGISES FOR ATTACKS OF OTHER NATIONALS BY CITIZENS.
Says South Africa not Xenophobic….
The South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has apologized over a recent attacks of other nationals from the continent by south Africans who consider them as threats to their individual advancement.
The president who was booed by the Zimbabweans at the national sports stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe during the funeral service of ex president Robert Mugabe as soon as he began his speech, could only continue when a priest calmed the citizens who did not hide their displeasure upon seeing Ramaphosa.
In his words: “In the past two weeks, we as South Africans have been going through challenging period. We have had violence erupting in some parts of the country, this has led to the deaths and injury of some people from other nationals with most being South Africans.”
He continued, “I regret what has happened in our country, what has happened in South Africa goes against the principle of unity President Robert Mugabe and President Nelson Mandela stood for, I stand before you to say we are working very hard to encourage our people in South Africa to embrace all people from other countries.
“I would like to say it here and now that South Africa is not xenophobic and not against nationals from other countries.”
According to him, the south African government encourages social cohesion with people from other parts of the continent, assuring that they will stand on the path of unity that Mugabe worked for throughout his life.
Citizens of Zimbabwe later applauded Ramaphosa for his new position on Xenophobic attacks in his country.
Culled from SABC news.