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#BREAKING NEWS: Obasanjo breaks silence on Xenophobia attacks, sends letter to South Africa leader

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has finally reacted to xenophobic assaults on Nigerians and different African nationals in South Africa.

Obasanjo in a letter written to the founding father of the Inkatha Freedom birthday party, in South Africa, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi on Tuesday, advised Nigerians and others African international locations whose citizens were affected by xenophobic attacks to document to the African Union.

The former president similarly defined xenophobic assaults on foreigners through South Africans as a extremely good disservice to Africa, NAN reports.

Obasanjo referred to as for pressing reconciliation among the international locations affected and South Africa, including that repatriation and revenge was now not the great answer.

The letter read, “For any African country to encourage or allow or now not critically sanction xenophobia against Africans in their united states is a exceptional disservice now not most effective to the u . S . A . Wherein xenophobia takes location and the international locations of the sufferers worried, however also a terrific disservice to the whole of Africa and black race.

“At this juncture, there may be want for fence-mending, reconciliation and wound-binding among South Africa and the international locations whose residents had been victims of xenophobia and afrophobia in South Africa.

“As a proposal, South Africa ought to send emissaries to the countries concerned to provide an explanation for, apologise and agree at the manner ahead for mutual know-how, lodging, reconciliation, and binding the wound to sell harmony, concord, and brotherhood in Africa.

“Repatriation of Nigerians from South Africa is obviously no longer a permanent answer. At first-rate it's far palliative. However the hurt will nevertheless stay for some time. Nor is revenge a proper solution.

“Mutual knowledge and acknowledgement of what desires to be carried out on all facets is imperative and setting out to doing them is the solution so as to serve Nigeria and South Africa and indeed Africa properly in particular in this period of Africa Continental loose trade region possibilities.

“Nigeria and South Africa have to stand together to champion African motive and to collectively shepherd African development, team spirit, cooperation, safety, and progress to make the twenty first century Africa’s century.”

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