President Mbeki Condemns Bali Blasts
Tshwane - South African
President Mbeki, Saturday 01 October 2005, conveyed the condolences, shock and
outrage of the South African government and people to the government and people
of Indonesia following a series of bombings in Bali today.
In a message
of condolences to his Indonesian counter part, President General Susilo Bambang
Yudhoyono, President Mbeki said, "The government and people of South Africa
express their unequivocal condemnation of the series of bombings in your country
today, in which a number of people were killed and many others maimed and wounded."
is indeed tragic for your country to again experience acts of terror on this scale
especially while the memories of the 12 October 2002 Bali Bombings, in which 202
people were killed, remain vivid."
"The government and people
of South Africa reiterate their conviction that no cause can ever justify acts
"In this moment of grief and mourning the government
and people of South Africa convey their heart felt condolences to the government
and people of Indonesia, especially to those who have lost loved ones. We wish
those wounded a speedy recovery," concluded President Mbeki.
by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853
Department of Foreign Affairs
1 October 2005