South African President Jacob Zuma has made arrangements to meet with Nigerians and other African immigrants resident in the country.The meeting will also have nationals from Pakistan and Bangladesh in attendance.
In a statement by the South African Presidency on Wednesday, it was stated that President Zuma will have an audience with the nationals affected in the xenophobic attacks in the country.
The statement said, “President Zuma will meet with organisations representing foreign nationals. President Jacob Zuma will on Friday, meet with leaders of organisations representing foreign nationals resident in the country at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria.
“The President will meet with leaders representing foreign nationals from within Africa and also Pakistan and Bangladesh. The meeting is part of building lasting partnerships with stakeholders in the country to ensure that the shameful attacks on foreign nationals do not recur in the country. Foreign nationals have for years been successfully integrated into many communities in the country and government thus seeks to gain lessons from these successes.”