Herman Mashaba who is the Mayor of Johannesburg has stated that he has nothing to apologize for in regards to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The Mayor in an interview indicated that the attacks that happened in South Africa wasn’t an accident but was bound to happen. Herman Mashaba further reiterated his point that there is actually nothing to apologize for despite the killing that happened in his country. “There is nothing to apologize about. What do you expect me to really apologize for? It is unfortunate on what has happened but for me, I don’t regard this as an accident, it was something really bound to happen. When you let a country operate without laws this is really what you get. I think I don’t see the reason why one has to apologize. We are not
Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa, was booed on Saturday while addressing mourners at Robert Mugabe’s funeral in Zimbabwe. Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president of 37 years, died in a Singaporean hospital at the age of 95. Ramaphosa was among world leaders who attended the state burial in Zimbabwe to pay their last respect. The president was booed as soon he climbed the stage to deliverer his speech, it took the intervention of the hosts to calm the angry audience. There have been attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa leading to the looting of shops and property owned by foreigners. On Wednesday, 187 Nigerians voluntarily returned to Nigeria due to xenophobic attacks. Below is a video of the booing. https://twitter.com/i/status/117317271467430297
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has dispatched three special envoys to seven African countries to deliver messages of pan-African unity and solidarity following xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the Presidency said on Sunday. According to Xinhua, the special envoys will deliver a message from Ramaphosa regarding the incidents of violence that recently erupted in some parts of South Africa, which have manifested in attacks on foreign nationals and destruction of property, presidential spokesperson, Khusela Diko, said. The envoys will reassure fellow African countries that South Africa is committed to the ideals of pan-African unity and solidarity, Diko said. They will also reaffirm South Africa’s commitment to the rule of law. The envoys will visit
A second person had been confirmed dead following a spate of violence that spilled over to the Johannesburg suburb of Malvern on Sunday. According to EWN, Joburg Metro Police Department chief David Tembe has confirmed that a second person has been killed during clashes in the city. Tembe reportedly said the latest victim was shot in Malvern on Sunday night. Earlier on Sunday, one person was killed in violence in the Johannesburg city centre, with police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele confirming that the victim had been stabbed with a sharp object at the corner of Bree and Plein Streets. https://twitter.com/i/status/1170837293818667008 Five others had been injured.A group of men, some of them wielding sticks, pangas and tree branches, marched through the c...
The City of Ekurhuleni, following the recent outbreak of xenophobic attacks, has established two sites that are currently housing about 800 displaced foreign nationals, 588 adults and 227 children, the city said on Sunday. The two sites, at DH Williams and Tsholo Hall in Katlehong, housed foreign nationals displaced from Mandela informal settlement and Nhlapo section in Katlehong, among other areas, the city said in a statement. The city had subsequently activated the joint operation centre (JOC) to provide humanitarian and related assistance to the affected persons, as well as stabilising the security situation in the region. Various city departments were providing necessary support, such as waste removal, electricity supply, and additional ablution facilities. Th...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYI3Qvz81R4 Some call him a ‘true African’ and a ‘revolutionary icon’. For others, the name evokes only ‘evil’, ‘destruction’ and ‘suffering’. Zimbabweans on Friday woke up to the death of their founding president Robert Mugabe — a hero-turned despot whose increasingly tyrannic rule and economic mismanagement prompted millions to leave the country. “To be honest I thought I would celebrate when he died,” said Tatenda Musoni, a 39-year old school teacher in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare. “I’m actually sad because he was an embodiment of what a true African should be.” Mugabe, 95, died overnight in a hospital in Singapore, where he was receiving medical care. He ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years – making him one of Africa’s longest-servin
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has mourned the death of former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe. ABUJA, NIGERIA: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (L) and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo admires cultural display by Nigerian cultural troupe on his arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport, Abuja 1st November, 2000. The Zimbabwean president is on a four-day working visit to Nigeria. (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images) In a letter made available to reporters on Friday by his media assistant, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo condoled with the government and the people of Zimbabwe over the loss of their former leader who died aged 95. The former president noted that Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced that the nonagenarian...
Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and his wife, Zeenat, have arrived India. The duo departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, alongside some family members and security operatives, on Monday. El-Zakzaky and his wife are in India for medical treatment. Below are photos of them being received by medical officials.
Boris Johnson has been elected Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party after a ballot with 159,320 Tory members. He won by a substantial margin over Jeremy Hunt, by 92,153 votes to 46,656 Johnson said he wants to “get Brexit done” by Oct. 31 and unite Britain, in his first remarks after winning the party’s leadership run-off. He praised Prime Minister Theresa May, whom he is due to succeed on Wednesday, for her “extraordinary service” and for her “passion and determination” in politics. He said “We’re going to get Brexit done … in a new spirit of can-do,” he said. “I think we know that we can do it and that the people of this country are trusting in us to do it,” Johnson said. “The campaign is over and the work begins” , NAN reports.
The United States has advised its citizens in Nigeria to avoid large crowds and demonstration by the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites. Recall that the Islamic sect last week had a violent clash with security operatives within the precincts of the National Assembly which culminated in burning of police vehicles, injuries to persons on both sides and arrest of over 40 suspects. However, in a statement issued on Saturday by the US Mission in Abuja, American citizens were alerted to expected protests by members of the sect across the country. It, therefore, urged its citizens in Nigeria to review their personal security plans. The statement reads: “The U.S. Mission in Nigeria advises U.S. citizens that large demonstrations by prot