24 July 2012

President Zuma sends condolences on the passing of the President of Ghana

On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has sent his deepest condolences to the government and the people of the Republic of Ghana following the passing on of His Excellency President John Atta Mills on Tuesday, 24 July 2012.

President Zuma said: "Our hearts and prayers are with the family of President Atta Mills as well as the Government and the people of Ghana during this difficult time of mourning the departure of their leader."

President Zuma paid tribute to President Atta Mills, saying: "South Africa and Ghana enjoy strong relations at both the bilateral and multilateral levels, and under President Mills' leadership, we saw genuine efforts aimed at deepening the historical relations between our two nations."

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