President and Mrs Mbeki Extend Condolences to President Obasanjo
on the Death of Mrs Stella Obasanjo
President and Mrs Thabo Mbeki, today
Sunday 23 October 2005, extended South Africa's sympathy to President Olusegun
Obasanjo, the government and people of Nigeria on the untimely death of Nigeria's,
first lady Mrs Stella Obasanjo who passed away on Sunday in Spain.
is with a great sense of sadness and regret that we learned of the passing away
of your beloved wife and first lady of Nigeria, Mrs Stella Obasanjo."
can only imagine the void that her passing away will create for you, your Excellency,
personally and the people of Nigeria generally."
"Yet we hoped
you would continue to draw strength from the knowledge that the thoughts and prayers
of our people in general are with you in particular and the people of Nigeria
during this hour of bereavement."
"Accordingly please accept the
sincere condolences of the government and the people of South Africa to the government
and the people of Nigeria and in particular yourself, your Excellency, and the
broader Obasanjo family," concluded President and Mrs Thabo Mbeki.
by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853
Department of Foreign Affairs
23 October 2005