Media Statement on the Death of President Eyadéma of
President Thabo Mbeki on Sunday, 6 February 2005 extended South Africa's
heartfelt condolences to the government and the people of Togo on the passing
away of President Gnassingbe Eyadéma.
"In this regard our thoughts
and prayers reach out to the family of President Eyadéma in particular,
the government and peoples of Togo during this time of bereavement" said
In this context the South African Government joins and
endorses the call by the African Union for the Togolese authorities to return
to the constitutional provisions governing succession of the Head of State.
by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853
Department of Foreign Affairs
6 February 2005