Zimbabweans Send Strong Message To SA By “Seriously Embarrassing” Ramaphosa

South Africa’s Minister in the Presidency and National Executive Member of the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), Jackson Mthembu, said his country risks being a pariah state on the African continent after President Cyril Ramaphosa was booed by Zimbabweans in Harare where he was mourning the late former President Robert Mugabe.

Mthembu took to microblogging site Twitter to express his concerns over the “serious embarrassment” experienced by Ramaphosa and called his fellow countrymen to refrain from attacking foreign nationals. Said Mthembu:

President Cyril Ramaphosa joined many heads of state to pay tribute to former President Mugabe at his funeral service in Harare The President acknowledged and apologized for the xenophobic violence that erupted in our country. He thanked Mugabe for contributing to our freedom.

Whilst the Zimbabwe crowd jeered our President, he did express regret for the violence that was directed at foreign nationals two weeks ago.

The President stated that SAs are not xenophobic. He assured Zimbabweans that SA is working hard to stop attacks on foreign nationals

The Zimbabwean crowd’s attempts to stop our President from speaking at Mugabe’s funeral service is a serious wake-up call for all of us as a nation.

The attacks on foreign nationals must stop, it’s serious reputational damage to our country.

Many African leaders did not attend the World Economic Forum on Africa due to attacks on foreign nationals.

The same has now caused serious embarrassment to our President and the country at Mugabe’s funeral service. We must stop this or face isolation from the continent.

We must also not forget that a few countries also pulled out from playing our Bafana Bafana national team because of these attacks on foreign nationals.

We must take the apology of our President to the continent to heart and stop these attacks.

SA also expressed it’s condolences to the people of Zimbabwe today at former President Mugabe’s funeral service.

Thank you President Cyril Ramaphosa for representing us well under difficult circumstances. Thank you for your apology for the violent attacks on fellow Africans.

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2 comments on “Zimbabweans Send Strong Message To SA By “Seriously Embarrassing” Ramaphosa

  1. Hey Jackson – not all is lost. I presume that you watched the memorial service on your TV. Did you notice one glaring omission from Mnangagwa during his speech? NOT ONCE DID HE APOLOGISE FOR THE GENOCIDAL SLAUGHTER OF 20 THOUSAND NDEBELE CITIZENS OF ZIMBABWE, and for causing another 350000 deaths because of mis-management. NOT ONCE DID HE APOLOGISE FOR THE EXISTING STATE OF ZIMBABWE that Mugabe got us into. But Ramaphosa wholeheartedly apologized for 2 days of ‘xenophobic’ violence in your country that probably cost the lives of about 6-7 people. Mnangagwa has a lot to answer for.

  2. South Africans must stop the nonsense immediately. Ever since I watched them slaughtering our fellow Zimbabweans and their utterances on their TV stations not expressing remorse, I have grown hatred towards them and I don’t think I will ever forgive them. How could human beings say they’re cleaning up their streets by killing other human beings? They’re inhuman and I think they deserve the same treatment anywhere they’re found in the world.

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