- President Cyril Ramaphosa was not met with a warm reception at the funeral of Robert Mugabe
- Taking place this weekend, attendants at the event had booed Ramaphosa during his speech
- This comes as South Africa was cast into the global spotlight for xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals
President Cyril Ramaphosa was met with hostile reactions when he took to the stage at the National Sports Stadium.
The Sowetan reports that the president had been booed by mourners gathering to pay their respects to the late former president Robert Mugabe.
Numerous heads of state had converged to bid the former Zimbabwean president farewell, but it appears Ramaphosa had fared the worst, with attendants jeering, booing and whistling.
After the interruption had died down, Ramaphosa apologised for the xenophobic violence in South Africa, which garnered cheers from the crowd.
During the address, he noted Zimbabwean concerns over the recent uprising against foreign nationals, promising that every effort had been taken to curb the violence.
Ramaphosa said South Africa was committed to the spirit of Mugabe: a spirit of unity in Africa.
Briefly.co.za reported that there had been ample confusion over the funeral arrangements with Mugabe's family revealing his burial would only take place 30 days after preparations concluded.
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