Media Statement

10 April 2017

South Africa condemns the terrorist attacks in Egypt and Sweden

The South African Government joins the international community in strongly condemning the terrorist attacks that took place in the Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria on Sunday, 09 April 2017, which resulted in the deaths of scores of people.

The government also condemns last week’s terrorist attack in Stockholm, Sweden, where a man driving a truck ploughed into a group of shoppers, causing deaths and injuries.

On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, H. E. President Jacob Zuma has extended his heartfelt condolences to the Government and the people of the Egypt, Sweden and other affected nations, in particular the families and loved ones of the deceased, and wished the injured speedy recoveries.

The South African Government condemns in the strongest terms terrorist attacks in any form and from whichever quarter. South Africa will continue to support regional and international efforts to address the scourge of terrorism.  

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, 082 884 5974


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