The South African Government Statement on the Killing of Mr Osama bin Laden

The Government of the Republic of South Africa has noted the news of the passing on of Mr Osama bin Laden as announced during the early hours of today, Monday 2 May 2011.

South Africa reconfirms the commitment to the system of global governance of multilateralism. Our resolve to support peace, security and development in the world remains. We call upon all countries across the world to cooperate in stemming the demon of terorrism, in all its manifestations, out of global politics.

For further information please contact Mr. Clayson Monyela spokesperson for DIRCO on 082 884 5974.

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road

2 May 2011

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