Xenophobia: President Buhari is set to receive envoy from South Africa.
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Sunday dispatched three special envoys to seven African countries, including Nigeria, to show solidarity following xenophobic attacks that have ravaged the country in the last few weeks.
The presidential spokesman, Xinhua, noted that the message from President Ramaphosa was against the attacks on foreign nationals and destruction of property.
“The envoys will reassure fellow African countries that South Africa is committed to the ideals of pan-African unity and solidarity.
“They will also reaffirm South Africa’s commitment to the rule of law.
“The envoys will visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia, accordingly.
“They will brief governments in the identified African countries about the steps that the South African government is taking to bring a stop to the attacks and to hold the perpetrators to account,” Xinhua stated.
The former apartheid nation was recently hit by a new spate of violence in the last few weeks.
At least 12 people, including 10 South Africans and two foreigners, have been killed.