President Mbeki offers Condolences following the Death of Former
Ugandan President Milton Obote
Tshwane - South African President Thabo Mbeki
today, Wednesday, 12 October 2005, extended the heartfelt condolences of the South
African government and people to the government and people of Uganda following
the death of former Ugandan President Milton Obote on Monday, 10 October 2005.
accept the heartfelt condolences of the South African government and people following
the death of a son of Africa. Former President Milton Obote is remembered for
the critical role he played in leading Uganda and its people to independence from
British Colonialism in 1962."
"The thoughts and prayers of the
South African government and people go out to his family and the sister peoples
of Uganda during this moment of grief."
Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa on
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Department of Foreign Affairs
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