With the World Economic Forum scheduled to take place in South Africa from the 4th of September, 2019 and the xenophobic attacks happening, President’s of four African countries wouldn’t be attending, as they all have withdrawn from the event.
Following the recent happenings on xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans residing in South Africa, the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, President of DR Congo Felix Tshisekedi and the President of Malawi Peter Mutharika, have pulled out from the World Economic Forum.
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 made this known via a tweet;
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 scheduled to view and tackle issues by focusing on how to scale – up the transformation of regional architecture related to institutions, infrastructure, integration, industrialisation and innovation.