Xenophobia: Nigeria President Buhari Due In South Africa

EYEAFRICA TV: Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: Nigerian President Mamadou Buhari is expected in South Africa this October to discuss the loosing relations between the horn of Africa and its fellow AU member states.

Announcement of his visit came in the wake of xenophobic attacks on non South African citizens in the country.

A statement from South African President Cyril Ramaphosa comfirmed this plan on Friday.

This move appears as crucial response to reports that the Nigerian government whose citizens are caught in the centre of hatred in South Africa, had cut diplomatic ties some one week ago.

A special envoy to Nigerian President, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar  on Friday conveyed President Buhari’s concern at recent events in South Africa.

This forms second diplomatic engagement between the two countries since the resent attack on non-natives in South Africa this month.

Presidents Ramaphosa and Buhari of Nigeria had brief meeting on the sidelines of the Summit of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama, Japan.

“President Buhari has undertaken that where challenges emerge in Nigeria, the Nigerian government will act against lawlessness and the targeting of South African assets in Nigeria”, says the office of South African President.

From all indications, Nigeria continues to reecho its commitment to the values of prosperity and the advancement of the Africa Union and that Nigerian will not degrade themselves to retaliation of the shameful acts of South Africans.

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