Cote d'Ivoire Army General seeks refuge

The South African Government wishes to inform that Chief of Staff of the Army, General Phillippe Mangou  of the Defence and Security Forces of Cote d’ Ivoire (FDS), has last night sought refuge at the official residence of our Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, Ms Zodwa Lallie.

The General is in company of his wife and 5 children.

The South African Government is in consultation with the relevant parties in the Ivory Coast, Economic Community of West African States, the African Union and the United Nations regarding this matter.

For further information contact the DIRCO Spokesperson, Mr Clayson Monyela, on 082 884 5974.

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

31 March 2011

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