Media Statement

18 November 2016

President Zuma sends condolences to the Republic of Mozambique following deadly explosion

On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Mozambique following the deadly explosion of a fuel tanker in northern Mozambique on Thursday, 17 November 2016, that claimed at least 73 lives with over 100 injured.

“Our thoughts are with the people of Mozambique in the aftermath of the explosion of the fuel tanker in the town of Caphiridzange in Tete province. On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, I wish to send my deepest condolences to the Government of Mozambique and to everyone affected, particularly the families and friends of those killed and injured,” said President Zuma.

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

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