Buhari has withdrawn from the WEF Scheduled to take place in South Africa
The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, withdrew from the event due to xenophobic attacks by South Africans on foreigners.
President Buhari and Three other African leaders are boycotting the World Economic Forum (WEF) scheduled to take place on the 4th of September 2019.
The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika, and the President of Dr. Congo, Felix Tshiekedi, withdrew from the event as a result of xenophobic attacks by South Africans on foreigners.
Three Nigerians were reportedly killed on Monday during an attack on foreigners in South Africa.
One of the people killed was burned alive.
Buhari withdrawn from the WEF in South Africa
The attack on foreigners started on Sunday morning, where angry mobs stormed foreign businesses and Loot.
The attacks are believed to have been carried out by the Zulu hostel dwellers.
One of the Nigerian businesses affected was a Nigerian car dealer, whereby his businesses were set ablaze.
The attack spread across the second day before the security operatives got involved, dispersing the angry Mob.
Meanwhile, the leader of South African Economic Freedom Fighters, EFF, condemned the attack in a statement.
He said whether you are from South Africa or Zimbabwe, this is your home. He, therefore, calls for an end to self-hate. He said, Africa, we are one, Nigerians are our brothers.
It is coming three weeks after the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) came out in numbers to lock down South African companies in protest of the Xenophobic attack on Nigerians.
NANS shut down Stanbic Bank in Abeokuta, and Shoprite in Sango Ota, all in Ogun State.