South African Government condemns Coup in Mauritania

Addis Ababa - The South African government joins the international community and the African Union in particular in condemning the unconstitutional transfer of power in Nouakchott, Mauritania, yesterday 3 August 2005.

The South African government reiterates the AU position that any unconstitutional transfer of power will not be countenanced by leaders of the African continent.

In this regard we join the international community and the AU in particular for the return to the rule of law and the constitutionality in Mauritania.

Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853

Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152

4 August 2005


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