Abuja, 17 September, 2019 / 9:14 pm (ACI Africa).
Days after various Church leaders’ condemnation of attacks targeting foreigners from African countries in South Africa that has resulted in some African countries facilitating the repatriation of their respective citizens, the government (South Africa) has decided to reach out to the affected African nations in a bid to repair the damage and manage the crisis.
Catholic Church leaders across the continent, including national and regional conferences of bishops, have in the past weeks strongly condemned xenophobic violence in South Africa and called on affected countries to peacefully resolve the crisis and stop its aggravation.
South Africa has picked on prominent personalities as envoys to various African countries to “apologize.”
“I have taken steps to send envoys around various parts of the continent to explain to them what has happened and to offer our apologies,” South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa has been quoted as saying.
“We’ll be trying to repair the damage that has been caused by all this,” added President Ramaphosa, restating his country’s commitment to mend the harm that has been caused by the violence.