The appointment of two former heads of state by President Cyril Ramaphosa to investigate violence against foreign nationals in South Africa has been welcomed by some.

Addressing parliament on Wednesday, Ramaphosa said Tanzanian former President Jakaya Kikwete and Mozambique former President Joaquim Chissano would be heading a fact finding mission looking at the recent violence which claimed 12 people’s lives.


Ngqabutho Mabhena, Chairperson of Zimbabwe Community in South Africa told Xinhua on Thursday that the plan was welcomed.

He said Kikwete and Chissano were credible enough to lead the mission. “For us, it is important that you have credible people who will be able to do the work, but it should not be a commission that takes too long.”

Ramaphosa said the investigators were expected to suggest measures that the government should implement in an effort to prevent any future attacks on migrants.

It’s not clear when the investigation will begin. Enditem


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