South Africa apologizes to Ghanaians for xenophobic attacks

The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has apologized to Ghana for the recent xenophobic attacks against some three Ghanaians in South Africa.

He sent a special delegation made up of his ministers, Special Envoy, Jeffrey Thamsanqa Radebe, and his Advisor on International Affairs to convey his apologies to the President of Ghana, President Akufo-Addo and the people of Ghana.

The delegation met with President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, and later addressed Ghanaian journalists at the Ministry of Information.

Mr. Ramaphosa as his message conveyed to the President of Ghana indicated, expressed deep regrets about the recent attacks on African nationals in South Africa by South Africans.

He observed that there was no justification for what has happened so far in South Africa.

The renewed attacks in South Africa started on August 29, 2019 when shops belonging to foreign nationals were looted.

President Ramaphosa expressed the belief even though economic challenges or poverty were the bottom line to the attacks, there was no need to attack fellow African nationals.

He has instructed his security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book and Justice is served.

The strong relationships between both nations should not be undermined by these relationships.

He observed the compelling need for the promotion of the Agenda 2063 of Africa to ensure economic development for the continent.

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