Special envoys sent to Africa amid escalating xenophobic tensions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has put together a team of special envoys to spread a message of solidary with the rest of continent following the recent spate of xenophobic attacks.

A team of special envoys has been dispatched to several African countries to “deliver a message of reassurance in light of the recent attacks on foreign nationals”, the Presidency said in a statement yesterday.

“The envoys will deliver a message from President Ramaphosa regarding the incidents of violence that recently erupted in some parts South Africa which have manifested in attacks on foreign nationals and destruction of property,” said a presidential spokesperson.

The team, appointed by Ramaphosa and which includes Jeff Radebe, is set to visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.  


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