Zuma zooms off to Jakarta

2015-04-17 20:35
President Jacob Zuma during a session about Africa at the World Economic Forum in Davos. (AFP)

President Jacob Zuma during a session about Africa at the World Economic Forum in Davos. (AFP)

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Cape Town - As South Africans are still reeling from the xenophobic violence that rocked the country this week, President Jacob Zuma has packed for an international trip.

According to Netwerk24 the civil unrest has not put Zuma's travels plans off as he left for Indonesia on Friday for a state visit, followed by an Asia-Africa Summit.

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe faced questions over the attack during a press conference and said that South Africa is not a violent country.

"We cannot allow a few individuals to hold us hostage. Violence has never been a solution for problems in any society and will not be in our motherland. Not in our time," Radebe said.

During Zuma's state visit to Jakarta, the bilateral relations between SA and Indonesia will be reviewed.

According to a statement by the government news agency: "The visit to Indonesia will conclude with the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference of 1955 and the 10th anniversary of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership on April 24 2015, which will take place in Bandung, West Java."

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