Harare — President Cyril Ramaphosa spent much of the weekend trying to do damage control in the wake of a backlash from African countries over the recent xenophobic attacks, including winning over an irate crowd at an official funeral service for former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.

Ramaphosa has sent high-ranking emissaries on a mission to reassure leaders of the countries after the violence, mainly targeting African immigrants, heightened diplomatic tension between SA and its trading partners on the continent...

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