South African President Finally Condemns Attack On Foreigners

BEVERLY HILLS, September 04, (THEWILL) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has in a series of tweets condemned the xenophobic attacks and the violence in his country after days of silence.

The president said in order to put an end to the violence, he will hold a meeting with his ministers.

“I’m convening the ministers in the security cluster today to make sure that we keep a close eye on these acts of wanton violence and find ways of stopping them,” he said.

Ramaphosa also stressed that there is no justification for the attacks by South Africans on foreigners resident in the country.

“The people of our country want to live in harmony; whatever concerns or grievances we may have, we need to handle them in a democratic way. There can be no justification for any South African to attack people from other countries.”

He also expressed pain, support, solidarity, and love to the families, friends and loved ones of victims of the violence.

Read his tweets below…

I condemn the violence that has been spreading around a number of our provinces in the strongest terms. I’m convening the ministers in the security cluster today to make sure that we keep a close eye on these acts of wanton violence and find ways of stopping them.

The people of our country want to live in harmony; whatever concerns or grievances we may have, we need to handle them in a democratic way. There can be no justification for any South African to attack people from other countries.

We express our deep pain, support, solidarity and love to the families, friends and loved ones of all those who have lost their lives in the last month (Uyinene Mrwetyana, Leighandre Jegels, Nolunde Vumsindo, Meghan Cremer, Jesse Hess to mention but a few).

Our security forces are on high alert. Whilst in no way, can we take away the sense of deep loss and unbearable pain you experience, as a country we commit ourselves to continue to work tirelessly to building the kind of South Africa, where indeed women and children will be safe.