President Ramaphosa was jeered by the crowd as he prepared to speak. Officials appealed for silence so that President Ramaphosa could begin his address. This comes on the back of a wave of attacks on foreign nationals in Gauteng.
At least 12 people were killed in the violence – ten of whom were South African nationals.
Shops of foreign nationals were among those burnt and looted.
South Africa has been condemned by a number of African countries for the recent attacks on foreign nationals.
Ramaphosa has told the crowd that South Africa owes a debt of gratitude to Mugabe and Zimbabwe.
He told the crowd that his administration is working hard to encourage a welcoming attitude among South Africans toward foreign nationals – including those from neighbouring Zimbabwe.
#RIPMUGABE President Cyril Ramaphosa booed in Zimbabwe as he takes to the podium. This is obviously related to Xenophobia.
— Chriselda Lewis ™️ (@Chriseldalewis) September 14, 2019