17 June 2015
South African Government condemns the suicide attacks in the Republic of Chad
The South African Government joins the international community in condemning in the strongest possible terms the inhumane and senseless suicide bomb attacks in Ndjamena which reportedly, resulted in the killing of at least twenty-seven (27) people, including four (4) terrorists and the injury of more than one hundred (100) civilians.
Deliberate attacks against innocent civilians are contraventions of well-established international human rights and humanitarian law and constitute a crime against humanity.
In this regard, the South African Government reiterates its stance that 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 these acts in particular. South Africa will continue to support regional and international efforts to address the scourge of terrorism in all its forms.
The South African Government extends its deepest condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Chad, especially the families of the victims.
Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, 082 884 5974
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