Confirmation of a South African on Board the Ill-Fated Nigerian
Tshwane - The Department of Foreign Affairs regrettably confirms that
a South African, Ms. Adele Lorenzo was indeed on board the Bellview Airlines plane
that crashed near Lagos, in Nigeria on Saturday 22 October 2005.
regard, the Department has been in contact with Ms. Lorenzo's family regarding
these developments and stands ready to assist the family in whatever manner possible.
Meanwhile, the South African Consul General in Lagos remains in contact with both
the Nigerian Foreign Ministry and the Civil Aviation Authorities for further information
on the matter.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma reiterates
the heartfelt condolences of the government and people of South Africa to all
those families that lost their loved ones in this tragic accident.
our thoughts and prayers reach out to those who lost their loved ones and offer
our humble support during these trying moments," said Minister Dlamini Zuma.
by Ronnie Mamoepa at 082-990-4853
Department of Foreign Affairs
24 October 2005