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President Ramaphosa hosts virtual meeting with heads of neighbouring countries

President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Friday meeting with South Africa’s neighboring countries to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the response to the economic crisis.

Just over 160 people have died from the virus in South Africa, out of over 8,000 confirmed cases.

The meeting aims to thrash out collaborative plans between countries on the continent to curb the spread of the virus.

Countries that are attending the virtual meeting include Angola, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.

High on the agenda are immigration matters, the economic impact, and financial support available, along with international pledges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

This comes as the Department of Home Affairs deported more than 90 Lesotho nationals on Thursday after a protest at the Lindela Repatriation Centre this week.

South Africa is doing its best to boost cross-border co-operation.

Earlier this week, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed that South Africa was willing to assist in the scientific research by Madagascar to help with a herbal remedy that could be used to fight the coronavirus.

During Friday’s virtual meeting, other heads of states will be given an opportunity to weigh in on what they think Africa’s response should be to the pandemic.

You can watch the meeting below:

In other news – I don’t want to be part of any drama – Nadia Nakai on why she will never collab with AKA

Rapper Nadia Nakai has revealed why she would not do a collaboration with fellow rapper, AKA. The MC said that she felt any work she would do with AKA would not get any positive attention.

Nadia Nakai

The “Bragga” hitmaker revealed this in an Instagram Live interview with Da L.E.S who happens to be a good friend of AKA. In the interview, the “Lifestyle” rapper asked: “Everyone loves to be controversial but would you ever do a collaboration with AKA?” continue reading

Source: EWN

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