Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia condemns the incidents of violence against nationals of Ethiopian and other African countries in South Africa, including the looting and destruction of their property.
Today the ministry has released a statement concerning Ethiopian citizens living in South Africa.
In the statement, the ministry has strongly condemned the xenophobic attack against Ethiopians and other African nations who lived in South Africa.
The ministry has also expressed appreciation for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s condemnation of the act.
The ministry is encouraged by arrests already made by the South African authorities, the decision of the government to arrest suspects who involved in the criminal act is hopeful, said the ministry.
The ministry also closely monitors the efforts of South African authorities to resolve the issue and protect the rights of Ethiopians in South Africa.
Embassy of Ethiopia in South Africa contact and talk to the local authorities in South Africa to address the situation, the ministry announced.
Yesterday, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has condemned in the strongest terms, the incidents of violence against nationals of fellow African countries in South Africa.