Mangosuthu Buthelezi, leader of the Zulu ethnic group in South Africa, has asked angry South Africans to remember the sacrifice Nigeria and Nigerian leader, Olusegun Obasanjo, made for their country to come out of apartheid.
Buthelezi said this on Sunday September 8th while addressing a mob chanting ”Foreigners must go” in Johannesburg.
According to Buthelezi, many African nations played key roles in the struggles of South Africa.
The Zulu leader recalled how Obasanjo invited him over to Nigeria when the white minority was in power, adding that he also delivered a lecture at the 82nd birthday ceremony of Obasanjo.
“In fact, on the very day that Transkei took so-called independence, President Obasanjo arranged for me and my wife to be in Nigeria so that I could avoid attending Transkei’s independence ceremony.
General Obasanjo invited me to Nigeria again this year, where I delivered a lecture in celebration of his 82nd birthday,” he said.