JOHANNESBURG - The Presidency says it wants to set the record straight on the recent attacks on foreign nationals.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a team of special envoys to deliver messages of solidarity across Africa.
The envoys will meet with Heads of State and government officials across Africa.
Government says this is to ensure the country's relations with these countries remain intact.
Presidential spokesperson, Khusela Diko says it is correct for SA to go out and set the record straight
"There was a lot of misinformation. The biggest people who bore the brunt of this are South Africans. Of the 12 people who have died, ten of them are South African nationals," said Diko.
Ramaphosa was one of a dozen African leaders who attended former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's funeral in Harare on Saturday.
He was booed by the crowd, and then cheered when he apologised for recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The team of envoys will brief governments about the steps South Africa is taking to end the violence.
Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia are among the countries to be visited.
Watch the full interview with the spokesperson for the Presidency above.