Update 3: All reported South Africans affected by Hurricane
Katrina, now located.
Tshwane- Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nkosazana
Dlamini Zuma, announced in Cape Town, today, Thursday 8 September that all South
Africans that were reported to have been affected by Hurricane Katrina in New
Orleans, USA, have now been located alive and well.
This refers to all
South Africans that were either reported to the South African Embassy or Foreign
Affairs Department in Pretoria as having been in New Orleans at the time of the
devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Minister Dlamini Zuma expresses her gratitude
to all Foreign Affairs Consular officers both at home and in the USA for their
services in locating the affected South Africans as well as families of those
affected for their co-operation and patience in this regard.
of Foreign Affairs, will, nonetheless continue to liaise with USA authorities
with a view to determining whether there were any outstanding and unreported South
Africans that may have been adversely affected by the hurricane.
Dlamini Zuma reiterates President Thabo Mbeki and the government's heartfelt condolences
to the government and people of the USA and in particular those families that
lost their loved ones.
Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa at 082-990-4853
of Foreign Affairs
8 September 2005.