Media Statement

23 August 2017

President Zuma sends a message of condolences to the Republic of Guinea.

On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Guinea, especially families and relatives of all the victims, following the landslide that occurred on 22 August 2017 in the capital city of Conakry.

The landslide covered houses near a refuse dump and killed eight people including one baby and injured several others.

“On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, I wish to send my deepest condolences to the Government of Guinea, particularly the families and relatives affected by the tragedy and further wish the injured a speedy recovery”.

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