Media Statement

25 November 2015

President Zuma sends condolences to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar following the landslide disaster.

President Jacob Zuma has on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of South Africa, expressed his condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar following the devastating landslide near a jade mine, north of the country, which claimed over 100 lives on Saturday, 22 November 2015.

"Our thoughts are with the people of Myanmar in the aftermath of the landslide disaster at the Kachin jade mine. On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, I send my deepest condolences to the Government of Myanmar and to everyone affected, particularly to the families and friends of those killed, injured and still missing."

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974

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