Updated: February 27, 2021
While he was preparing to give his eulogies at the State funeral for Mugabe, Ramaphosa was booed and whistled at by the crowd at a stadium in Harare.
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“They (Zimbabweans) expressed their disappointment and unhappiness. The whole stadium of 40,000 booed me, but their anger was directed at us as South Africans, not me personally,” several reports quoted Ramaphosa as saying on Monday while addressing the Southern African Clothing and Textiles Workers’ Union (SACTU) delegates in Durban.
“It was only when I said I regretted the incidents of violence… that is when the stadium responded to me positively. I also apologized on your behalf…
“My hope is that it sinks into each of us that the world expects us to behave in a certain way. Other African countries play a positive role in building our economy,” Ramaphosa added.