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.

"Please 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 082 990 4853

Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152
Tshwane
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12 October 2005

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