Saturday, September 14, 2019

Ramaphosa Apologises For Xenophobia

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“I stand before you as a fellow African to express my regret and apologise for what has happened in our country,” said Ramaphosa to loud cheers. 


President Cyril Ramaphosa turned a hostile reception at the late President Robert Mugabe’s funeral around by apologising to all Africans for the recent flare-ups in xenophobic violence in South Africa. 

Mugabe’s official funeral held on Saturday, even though the former statement will only be nuried in 30 days’ time. 
Ramaphosa was among the dignitaries addressing those gathered for the occasion but was met with hostility and jeering. 
He, however, used the occasion to apologise for the recent violence in South Africa. 
“I stand before you as a fellow African to express my regret and apologise for what has happened in our country,” said Ramaphosa to loud cheers. 
“What has happened in South Africa goes against the principles of the unity fo the African people that President Mugabe and President Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and the great leaders of our content stood for. 
“I stand before you…to say we are working very hard to encourage all our people in South Africa to embrace people from all African countries.”