'A Giant Tree of Africa Has Fallen," Says Zimbabwe President of Former Leader

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- voazimbabwe.com | a month ago

The foreign heads of state in attendance included South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, and President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea.

Former Presidents who attended included Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, Festus Mogae of Botswana, and South Africa’s Thabo Mbeki. President Ramaphosa, who was booed upon taking the mic for the violence in South Africa that has claimed many lives, eventually gained the audiences applause when he apologized for the violence, and reassured the nation that South Africans were not xenophobic.

“I stand before you as a fellow African to express my regret and express my regret and to apologize for what has happened in our country,” said Ramaphosa, his speech interrupted by an extended applause.

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