BREAKING: Angry crowd boo Ramaphosa in Zimbawe *We’re sorry - South African President

By Editor on 14/09/2019

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It was a day of reckoning on Saturday for South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, as he came to terms with the consequences of the xenophobic attacks against foreigners by his countrymen when he was cut short with boos and jeers before the whole word, as he tried to address a crowd in Zimbabwe.

Ramaphosa, who had already cancelled his a trip to attend the 74th United Nations General Assembly on September from 23 to 26 was given the shocking reception, before other world leaders, by a crowd at a ceremony marking the burial of former Zimbawean President, Robert Mugabe.

The heckling and boos, had initially been muffled until a point in his speech, when the crowd let loose their sentiments, defying the intervention of one of the officiating priests at the event, who pleaded with them to “allow the President speak.”

However, the embattled President, defied the sentiments of the crowd and continued with his speech and ended up apologizing on behalf of himself and his country, saying the attitude of the those who carried out the attacks, was inconsistent with that of the late South African icon, Nelson Mandela and that of the late Zimbabwean President, Mugabe.  

He said: “In the past two weeks we have had challenges, some of which was directed at nationals from other countries. This has led to the deaths and injuries of other people - some of which were nationals of other countries, but the majority of which were South Africans.

“I stand before you as a fellow African to register my regret and to apologise about what has happened in my country. What has happened in South Africa, goes against the principle of the unity of African people, which President Mugabe and President Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, and the great leaders of our continent stood for.

I stand before you, fellow Zimbabweans, fellow Africans, to say we are working very hard to encourage all our people in South Africa to embrace people of other countries.”




Posted on September, 14 2019

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