The Vice President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Monday in Nairobi, delivered an apology message to Kenyans, condemning the recent spate of brutal xenophobic attacks that claimed lives and properties in the country.
Speaking during his visit to Kenya to meet Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta over South Sudan crisis, Ramaphosa expressed remorse due to the wave of xenophobic attacks against foreign African nationals.
While addressing thousands of Kenyans during celebrations to mark 52 years of internal self-rule in Nairobi.
The South African Deputy President said his country wanted to demonstrate unity as Africans for the continent to prosper.
“I apologise to Kenyans and the rest of Africa for the unfortunate events that recently took place in South Africa. We are all one united in the love of our continent,” he said.
It would be recalled, one Kenyan was killed in South Africa’s xenophobic rampage in April.
Ramaphosa said South Africa would still continue hosting immigrants from foreign countries.
“We are part of Africa, and we will continue to welcome you to South Africa. We want to embrace you and work with you.
“I welcome Kenyans and the rest of Africa to South Africa; we are sorry for the recent xenophobia attacks in our country,’’ he concluded.