Mrs Mbeki represents South Africa at the Funeral of the late Mrs Stella Obasanjo

Nigeria - South African First Lady, Mrs Zanele Mbeki accompanied by Deputy Minister of Safety and Security Susan Shabangu, left South Africa on Thursday 27 October to represent the South African government at the funeral of the late Mrs Stella Obasanjo, First Lady of Nigeria, scheduled for today, Friday 28 October 2005. Mrs Stella Obasanjo passed away in Spain on Sunday, 23 October 2005.

President and Mrs Thabo Mbeki reiterate, on behalf of the government and people of South Africa, their heartfelt condolences to President Olusegun Obasanjo, the government and people of Nigeria during this time of bereavement.

Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853

Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152

28 October 2005

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