Media Statement

08 June 2017

President Zuma sends a message of condolence message to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar following the disappearance of a military plane

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 the Union of Myanmar, especially families, friends and colleagues of all the victims, following the disappearance of a military aircraft on 7 June 2017.

The military plane vanished over the Andaman Sea, west of the town of Dawei, with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board.

“On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, I wish to send my deepest condolences to the Government of Myanmar, particularly the families, friends and colleagues affected by the tragedy. On this very sad and tragic occasion, South Africa stands in solidarity with the people of Myanmar and shares their loss,” said President Zuma.

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

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