President Museveni has left for Cape Town, South Africa although the country is experiencing xenophobic attacks on foreigners.
The President, according to a message posted on his official twitter account will join other leaders for the 28th World Economic Forum on Africa. It will end on September 6.
“The Forum’s theme – Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – is timely,” he posted.
His visit comes at a time when South Africa is engulfed in an anti-foreigners campaign that has already claimed the lives of five immigrants in Johannesburg. Also, locals have looted shops and damaged property belonging to foreigners in Johannesburg and surrounding areas.
The violence pushed countries whose nationals have businesses in South Africa such as Ethiopia, Nigeria and Zambia to ask them to stay indoors until the situation calms down.
Meanwhile, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday condemned this wave of looting and violence that targeted foreign nationals and promised that such actions will be dealt with immediately.