President Mbeki Extends Condolences to Nigeria following a plane
crash on Saturday,10 December 2005
Tshwane- President Thabo Mbeki today,
Sunday 11 December 2005, extended South Africa's sympathies to President Olusegun
Obasanjo of Nigeria, after more than a 100 people were killed following a plane
crash on Saturday.
"The government and people of South Africa joins
the international community in expressing shock and sadness at the deaths of over
a 100 people following a plane crash on Saturday.
During this difficult
moment, the thoughts and prayers of the government and people of South Africa
reach out to the government and people of Nigeria and in particular families of
those who lost their loved ones.
Accordingly the government and people
of South Africa extend their heartfelt condolences to the government and people
of Nigeria and in particular members of the bereaved families during this hour
of need", concluded President Mbeki.
Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa at 082-990-4853
Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152