South Africa President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is set to send special envoys to President Muhammadu Buhari and several African leaders over the recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in his country.
The special envoys would deliver messages of solidarity to several heads of state and governments across Africa, News24 reports.
In a statement on Sunday, spokesperson for the South African government, Khusela Diko, said: “The special 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.”
Diko stated that the special envoys are meant to reassure fellow African countries that South Africa is committed to the ideals of pan-African unity and solidarity.
The team of special envoys includes Jeff Radebe, Ambassador Kingsley Mmabolo, and Dr Khulu Mbatha, who are expected to visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.