The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa,  has apologized to Nigeria over the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other African nationals.

The special envoys dispatched to Nigeria from South Africa, over the increasing xenophobic attacks met President Mohammed Buhari  at the State House Abuja and tendered an apology to the Nigerian government.

Briefing state house correspondents after the meeting, the leader of the team and the country’s minister of energy, Jeff Radebe said the south African president has instructed law enforcement agencies to come down heavily  on perpetrators of attacks. 

He said President Ramaphosa also called for South Africa and Nigeria to play  leading roles in projecting a clear agenda on the issue of inequality and youth unemployment across the  African countries, adding that it may be the cause of  recent unrest in that country. 

Speaking on the issue of compensation for those who lost their businesses and means of livelihood in the attacks, the Envoy said this be discussed during President Buhari’s visit to south Africa in October. Meanwhile, No fewer than 60 persons have been arrested so far. 

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