South African Government Expresses Displeasure On Nigeria's Ambassador Recall

(m) at 26-04-2015 11:21PM (4 years ago)

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South African government has released a statement expressing their displeasure over Nigerian government's decision to recall her envoys following Xenophobic attacks in SA. In a statement released by the South African government's Department of International Relations and Co-operations, SA government described the decision as an unfortunate and regrettable step, adding that only Nigeria has taken such a decision since the xenophobic attacks began.
According to the statement, the South African government did not blame Nigeria when 84 of her citizens died in the Synagogue  Church of All Nations building collapse some months back. (how is it the same thing?) Find the statement released after the cut...

The South African Government takes note that the outgoing Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has recalled its Acting High Commissioner to South Africa. A government resorts to such an extraordinary diplomatic step to express outrage at actions or Behavior of another government.

We are not sure which actions or behavior of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step.  If this action is based on the incidents of attacks on foreign nationals in some parts of our country, it would be curious for a sisterly country to want to exploit such a painful episode for whatever agenda.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has just returned from Indonesia to attend the Africa-Asia Summit and the 60th Anniversary of the historic Bandung Conference.  At no stage did the Nigerian delegation present at that gathering, expressed its intention to formally raise the issue with the South African side.
South Africa remains committed to a strong bond of friendship and bilateral relations with Nigeria.  It is for this reason that when 84 of our citizens perished on Nigerian soil, we did not blame the Nigerian Government for the deaths and more than nine (9) months delay in the repatriation of the bodies of our fallen compatriots, or for the fact that when these bodies eventually returned, they were in a state that they could not be touched or viewed as required by our burial practice.
We will raise our concerns through diplomatic channels with the new administration that will assume office in Nigeria next month.

The South African Government, as well as all political parties, religious organisations, non-governmental organisations, business, sports fraternities, including artists, musicians  and ordinary people of South Africa, have been decisive and unequivocal in condemning and rejecting the attacks on foreign nationals.

Through our interventions, relative calm and order has been restored. We are encouraged by the solidarity our country continues to receive from other African countries and the international community. We shall also continue to support and not blame the Nigerian Government as it battles to deal with Boko Haram that continues to kill many innocent civilians. We hope that the more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram will someday be reunited with their families.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale, Pretoria

beneno (m) at 26-04-2015 11:34PM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
freethinker (m) at 27-04-2015 12:20AM
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Nathaurus (m) at 27-04-2015 05:35AM
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Dis one go show how immatured the SA government be.. Using the synagogue incident and Boko attacks as an excuse to jusrify their dirty actions against majority of the foreign Nationals there... Stupid people!!!
Deepsea81 (m) at 27-04-2015 05:41AM
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That statement is totally rubbish. Miracle seekers that died in over crowded building and attack is not the same thing besides the Nigerian Government showed her displeasure on that incident by taking the Said prophet to court. How many has the south African government arrested so far about the attack and charged to court to serve as lesson to others? NONE they should go phyuk themselves
proly (f) at 27-04-2015 05:55AM
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Dis s a govt re immature...talkn rubish mtcheeeeeew
DrSoba (m) at 27-04-2015 05:59AM
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South African government just spoke like the fools which the assume themselves to be and which they are.
Edwin628 (m) at 27-04-2015 08:16AM
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Now  i  know  they  are really ZULUS,because  the  talk  and  behave like  bubu  da  ZULU
Abubu86 (m) at 27-04-2015 08:50AM
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What a senseless statement
angesco (f) at 27-04-2015 09:18AM
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Comparing a building collapsing and PLANNED MURDERS - carried out on the instructions of a Zulu chief who has more wives and  concubines than sense - are TWO entirely different things.

Where is Nelson Mandela when you need him!!!!!!!
discollins (m) at 27-04-2015 02:24PM
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Its unfortunate that this government of SA has to stood too loss to eat their vomit...
dareper (m) at 27-04-2015 04:02PM
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Yeye dey smell
Ouch1212 (f) at 27-04-2015 09:12PM
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Una dey [email protected] SA govt
xajaxaja (m) at 28-04-2015 06:20PM
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Now it's official ,South Africans are morons. Their own govt just confirmed it
Vectorcy (m) at 19-06-2016 11:54PM
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I sEeeeeee...I waka pass