Xenophobia: Ramaphosa Apologises To Nigeria Over Attacks


The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has apologised to Nigeria over the xenophobic attacks in his country.

The country’s special envoy, Jeff Radebe, tendered the apology during a closed-door meeting with Pres. Buhari at the Aso Villa in Abuja.

According to Radebe, President Ramaphosa said the issue of compensation to Nigerian victims would feature during Pres. Buhari’s visit to South Africa on October 3.


The chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, last week in Lagos, received over 187 Nigerians trapped by xenophobic attacks in South Africa.


According to TheNation, the returnees who expressed mixed emotions on their return, burst into tears as they alighted from the Air Peace Boeing 777 aircraft that flew them into Lagos.


They expressed their bitter experiences in the hands of South Africans. Mrs Dabiri informed returnees that the government had made available to them N40,000 recharge card to enable them communicate with their family members.


In appreciation of the gestures from the government, the returnees rose in euphoria to sing the national anthem.

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