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Zimbabwe Ambassador To SA Booed At Slain Elvis Nyathi's Memorial Service

Zimbabwe Ambassador To SA Booed At Slain Elvis Nyathi's Memorial Service

Zimbabwe’s ambassador to South Africa, David Hamadziripi, was heckled by Zimbabweans when he attempted to make remarks at a memorial service of Elvis Nyathi, at the Underground Hillbrow Theatre on Thursday.

Nyathi was brutally killed by a vigilante group in Johannesburg’s Diepsloot township on Wednesday last week.

Hamadziripi had to leave the hall as some Zimbabweans attending the event booed him, claiming that the ZANU PF-led Government is to blame for Nyathi’s death.

Millions of Zimbabweans are living in South Africa doing menial jobs and earning meagre wages after being forced to migrate to the neighbouring due to prolonged economic challenges at home.

Speaking soon after the event, Hamadziripi said the Zimbabwean Government is engaging South Africa to secure the safety of Zimbabweans. He said:

In situations like this, there would always be comments that are made … The government of Zimbabwe is doing all it can.

It’s engaging the South African government in order to secure the safety of our nationals in this country.

Meanwhile, Peter Moshosho, a South African citizen and chairperson of Africa Simunye, apologised on behalf of his compatriots for Nyathi’s murder. He said:

Generally, I would like to apologize to Zimbabweans because we are not expecting as South Africans that thugs in South Africa can kill our fellow black brothers in South Africa.

So, that’s why I’m saying we really apologize for that. I’m a Zimbabwean, I’m a South African, I’m a Mozambican, I’m Sotho, I’m a Nigerian. Africa must be one and we want one currency.

Nyathi (43) worked in Fourways in the Johannesburg metropolitan region as a domestic worker.

He was dragged from his home last week on Wednesday night by a mob in Diesploot and viciously assaulted.

The group later necklaced him with an old tyre before setting it alight in the street, a few metres from his home.

More: VOA Zimbabwe

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Kanda 1 month ago

come back home not doing your protests in foreign land

dudula 1 month ago

mamiswai, pamakainda ikoko makaudza govrnmnt herr muchijamba boarder .....muchitiza kuvhota tikasara tomamiswa tega kuno

Chawabvunza 1 month ago

I generally agree with the people who booed ZIMBABWE Ambassador to SOUTH AFRICA accusing him and his principals of not doing enough to protect them.. The level the Xenophobic attacks have reached need people in higher authority to meet and strategise..

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Where are the killers, apology is not enough to heal burnt wounds nxxxh go hang dont pretend to be mourning. there is no better South African coz you all have same agenda.

👁️😭👁️🙆👁️ 1 month ago

Wena LUX to Hell

Gogodera 1 month ago

Help us God 😭😭😭😭ndine bro yakaurayiwa last year kucaptown akarohwa negolf stick but vanenge vachitotichengetawo isu tinenge tiri kuzim zvakaoma sooo tatova nenhamo times hundreds

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