President Thabo Mbeki Offers Support to Tanzanian President
Tshwane - South African President Thabo Mbeki today, Tuesday
6 December 2005, extended the condolences of the South African government and
people to the government and people of Tanzania following the horrific earthquake
on Monday, 5 December 2005.
In a message of support to his counterpart,
Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa, President Mbeki said, "Please accept
the deepest condolences of the South African government and people following the
massive earthquake on Monday, 5 December 2005 in which many are reported dead
and injured as well as destruction to property and infrastructure."
South African government stands ready to assist in whatever manner possible within
its limited capacity."
"The thoughts and prayers of the government
and people of South Africa reach out to the government and people of Tanzania
and in particular bereaved families, while wishing those injured a speedy recovery,"
concluded President Mbeki.
Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853
of Foreign Affairs
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