South Africa President Zuma Ignores NANS And Comes To Buhari's Inauguration

South Africa President Zuma Ignores NANS And Comes To Buhari's Inauguration

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has defied a threat by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and arrived in Abuja for the inauguration of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian Watch reports. 

Ahead of the inauguration NANS issued a warning to Zuma to stay away from the inauguration ceremony.

The warning came as a result of the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa, including Nigerians, and Zuma's perceived mishandling of the crisis.

READ ALSO: Xenophobia: South African President Jacob Zuma Writes Open Letter  

Zuma has apologised to Mozambique over the attacks but has not apologised to Nigeria.

Speaking about Zuma's visit to Nigeria, his spokesman said: "President Zuma will be fulfilling his presidential duties in Nigeria such as enhancing the good bilateral relations between the two countries, and strengthening economic ties. He has already congratulated the people of Nigeria for conducting a peaceful, transparent, credible, free and fair election as declared by the Independent National Election Commission."


Khadijah Thabit avatar

Khadijah Thabit (Copyeditor) Khadijah Thabit is an editor with over 3 years of experience editing and managing contents such as articles, blogs, newsletters and social leads. She has a BA in English and Literary Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Khadijah joined in September 2020 as a copyeditor and proofreader for the Human Interest, Current Affairs, Business, Sports and PR desks. As a grammar police, she develops her skills by reading novels and dictionaries. Email:

Online view pixel