Finance Minister Tito Mboweni told the World Economic Forum on Africa that the majority of South Africans are against xenophobia,and He has called on for a political solution on the attacks of foreign nationals.
He was speaking during the opening plenary session of the world event and made the remarks after delivering a speech on behalf of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa was called to Parliament to address angry citizens protesting the prevalence of gender-based violence in the country.
After delivering the president’s speech, He told the audience: “We welcome all Africans who have come to this conference, we welcome all Africans who live in South Africa. We are all Africans, God bless this nation.”
While the presidents of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Malawi have decided not to attend the World Economic Forum on Africa hosted by South Africa following the ongoing violence.
And the chairman of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has condemned the attacks.
Also the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed his foreign affairs minister to summon South Africa's high commissioner to Nigeria over the violence.