Media Statement

21 December 2016

President Zuma sends condolences to Mexico following deadly fireworks blast

President Jacob Zuma has today, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, extended the country’s deepest condolences to the people of Mexico following a massive explosion at a fireworks market in Mexico City’s suburb of Tultepec on Tuesday, 20 December 2016, which has left at least 29 people dead and 70 injured.

The South African Government extends its most sincere condolences to families of those who lost their lives in this tragic accident. President Zuma further wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

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

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