Media Statement

28 November 2017

South Africa condemns deadly terrorist attack in Egypt

President Jacob Zuma has, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, extended the country’s deepest condolences to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the people of the Arab Republic of Egypt following the horrendous and unjustifiable terrorist attack that took place on 24 November 2017 on the Sufi al-Rawdah mosque, Egypt, where a large number of congregants were killed and scores injured. President Zuma has expressed shock at the deadliest attack in modern Egyptian history.

The South African Government wishes to express its sincere condolences to the families and friends for the loss of their loved ones and speedy recovery to the injured. During this turbulent and trying time, the thoughts of South Africans are with the people and the Government of Egypt.

President Zuma reiterated the position of the South African Government, saying: “Terrorism in any form and from whichever quarter cannot be condoned. South Africa stands firmly with the international community in condemning all terrorism. We will continue to support regional and international efforts to address the scourge of terrorism in all its forms”.

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