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South African President Ramaphosa Apologizes To President Buhari Over Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians

Valentine Chinyem

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South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has tendered an unreserved apology to President Muhammadu Buhari over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

This message was conveyed through his Special Envoy, Mr Jeff Radebe on Monday.

During a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Villa in Abuja, Radabe conveyed Ramaphosa’s sincerest apologies.

He said, “the incident that has recently transpired in South Africa”.

“The incident does not represent what we stand for.”

He assured that, “the South African police would “leave no stone unturned, that those involved must be brought to book”.

However, after the meeting, in a separate statement issued and reads in part, “President Buhari responded to profuse apologies from the South African president, pledging that relationship between the two countries will be solidified.”

Others present at the meeting were the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Kabiru Bala; as well as the acting South African High Commissioner in Nigeria, Bobby Morae.

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Radebe and President Buhari

 

Those in attendance at the meeting