No South Africans Aboard the ill fated plane in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Pretoria: The South African Government wishes to assure the public that at this time no South Africans were reported to have been on board the ill fated plane that crashed on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 in the Bandundu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

In this regard the DRC Aviation authorities have officially advised the South African Embassy in Kinshasa that no South African were reported to have been on board.

The South African Government extends its heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their loved ones.

Issued by Nomfanelo Kota on  082 459 3787.

Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152
Pretoria, 0002

30 April 2009.



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