Nigeria and SA mend fences, reinforce ties

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Johannesburg – The State visit to South Africa by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was hailed as historic on Thursday by President Cyril Ramaphosa, as the two leaders dealt with the aftermath of the xenophobic attacks in both countries.

Addressing the issue that was very much the elephant in the room, Ramaphosa referred to the recent xenophobic attacks, saying, “We have expressed our deep regret at the events of the past few weeks that manifested themselves through attacks that were directed at foreign nationals, and our condemnation of all forms of intolerance and acts of violence remains firm.

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