South African government seems to be on a damage control mission after the recent xenophobic attacks that were widely reported few weeks ago.
President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has however delivered a message of apology, through his special envoy, Minister Jeffrey Radebe, to the Ghanaian government.
He apologised to the president and people of Ghana for the recent xenophobic attacks that occurred in South Africa.
President Akufo-Addo, on behalf of the Ghanaian people, accepted the apology in good faith, and urged the South African authorities to bring the perpetrators of the attacks to book as soon as possible.
Most Ghanaians, in reacting to the post, expressed unhappiness about how the attacks were carried out on African nationals.
@Luqman Awudu asked if the people who lost thier lives would come back
Your excellency we don't want their apologies. Can their apology bring back our brothers who were killed?
@Mawuli Gbesemete could not understand why the president should accept the apology on our behalf
Why do you accept an apology on behalf of others.
@Dennis Amoako was annoyed aboout the number of times they would come back to apologise after every attack
How many times has it happened and how many times will they apologize? Keep accepting apologies and your people will keep on dying. Please make Ghana better Mr president and not cave of anger
Meanwhile, hundreds of south African were seen clad in black and red attires having a sort of peaceful march after the xenophobic attacks.
According to commentary from the video, they were having the march to apologise to the rest of Africa for what happened and also use the chance to announce that the country was now safe for anyone who wanted to visit.
They were singing songs believed to be one sending their apologies across Africa for their conduct over the past weeks