Xenophobia: 3 African Presidents Withdraw From World Economic Forum Holding In South Africa

President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame; President of DR Congo, Felix Tshisekedi; and the President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika have all withdrawn from the World Economic Forum (WEF) event, scheduled to begin in South Africa from Wednesday September 4.

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

The World Economic Forum was initiated to tackle issues by focusing on how to scale-up the transformation of regional architecture related to institutions, infrastructure, integration, industrialization and innovation. 

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


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