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Rwanda Paul Kagame, President of DR Congo  Felix Tshisekedi and the President of Malawi Peter Mutharika as they’ve all withdrawn from the event.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; 

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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

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, industrialisation and innovation.