Media Statement

24 November 2014

South Africa joins the international community in condemning the terrorist attacks in Kenya

His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has today, on behalf of the South African Government and the people, joined the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN) and the rest of the international community in strongly condemning the terrorist attack that took place in Mandera, Republic of Kenya, on 22 November 2014, in which 28 people were killed.

President Zuma said: "Terrorism in any form and from whichever quarter cannot be condoned, and South Africa stands firmly with the international community in condemning all terrorism, including the latest attack in Kenya”.

President Zuma added that: “South Africa’s foreign policy is driven by the vision to achieve an African continent which is prosperous, peaceful, democratic and united. In this regard, we stand with the Government and people of Kenya during this difficult time and assure them of our continued support in their efforts to address the scourge of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.”

The President also expressed his sympathy and deepest condolences the families of the deceased.

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