President Zuma cancels trip to visit Xenophobia victims

By Drum Digital
18 April 2015

hese attacks go against everything we believe in. The majority of South Africans love peace and good relations with their brothers and sisters in the continent."- Zuma.

President Jacob Zuma has cancelled a trip to Indonesia to attend to the on-going attacks on foreign nationals in the country, the presidency said on Saturday.

"We reiterate our message that there can be no justification for the attacks on foreign nationals," Zuma said in a statement.

"These attacks go against everything we believe in. The majority of South Africans love peace and good relations with their brothers and sisters in the continent."

Zuma was due to leave for Indonesia on Saturday evening to attend the Africa-Asia summit. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa would attend the summit on his behalf.

Zuma would visit displaced foreigners in Chatsworth in Durban at on Saturday afternoon at 16:00.

He would hold meetings, along with his cabinet ministers, in the upcoming week to strengthen the existing support for peace and co-existence among South Africans.

He thanked South Africans and the media for coming out against the attacks. He also thanked the international community including the African Union and the United Nations for their support.

Source: News24/Newswire

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