Xenophobia: Presidents Paul Kagame, Felix Tshisekedi and Peter Mutharika withdraw from World Economic Forum holding in South Africa

The World Economic Forum (WEF) scheduled to begin in South Africa from Wednesday September 4, will go on without the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, President of DR Congo Felix Tshisekedi and the President of Malawi Peter Mutharika as they’ve all withdrawn from the event.

The African leaders withdrew from the three-day event holding in Capetown after the xenophobic attacks launched by South Africans against foreigners especially Nigerians.

Zimbabwean media personality, Josey Mahachie also confirmed that the Zambian National team cancelled its friendly match with South Africa, citing security concerns.

She tweeted;

Breaking News

Rwanda@PaulKagame
DRC@FelixUdps
Malawi @ProfMutharika
Withdraw from The World Economic Forum to be held in Capetown South Africa. On another note :Zambia cancels soccer friendly match with Bafana Bafana in SA

 

Josey Mahachie@MahachieJosey

Breaking News‼️
Rwanda @PaulKagame,
DRC @FelixUdps
Malawi @ProfMutharika
Withdraw from The World Economic Forum to be held in Capetown South Africa.
On another note :Zambia cancels soccer friendly match with Bafana Bafana in SA
.@DeleMomodu

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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