Press Release

22 September 2013

The South African Government condemns the terrorist attack in Kenya in which a number of civilians including a South African national were killed.

President Zuma, on behalf of the Government and people of  South Africa, has expressed his shock  and dismay  at yesterday's attack against innocent civilians in Nairobi.

He expressed his sympathy and deepest condolences to the family of the South African national, as well as to the Government and people of Kenya and especially the families of the many deceased, and wish the wounded survivors a speedy recovery.

"South Africa continues to support Kenya's and the international community's efforts aimed at peacekeeping, stability, democracy and nation-building in Somalia."

"Terrorism in any form and from whichever quarter, cannot be condoned and South Africa stands firmly with the international community in condemning all terrorism, and this act in particular. We wish the Kenyan Government every success in rapidly resolving this issue with as little further loss of life as possible", said President Zuma.

The South African High Commission in Nairobi is closely monitoring the situation in close liaison with the Kenyan authorities. Consular assistance is being provided to the next of kin of the deceased South African.

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

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