16 January 2016
President Jacob Zuma condemns the terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso
The South African Government joins the international community in strongly condemning the cowardly terrorist attacks that took place at a restaurant and a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on Friday, 15 January 2016, that resulted in the deaths and injuries of scores of innocent civilians.
On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, H. E. President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of deepest condolences to H. E. President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, the Government and people of Burkina Faso, particularly the families of the victims.
South Africa stands firmly with the rest of the international community in its condemnation of these senseless attacks targeting innocent civilians and reiterates its stance that terrorism, in whatever form and from whichever quarter, cannot be condoned.
The South African Embassy in Ouagadougou is closely monitoring developments and will report to Pretoria as soon as information is available on the well-being of any South African citizens.
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