Media Statement

23 May 2017

South Africa condemns the suspected terrorist attack in the United Kingdom

The South African Government joins the international community in strongly condemning what appears to be a terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena in Manchester on Monday, 22 May 2017, resulting in the unfortunate deaths and injuries of numerous children and youths.

On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, H. E. President Jacob Zuma extends his heartfelt condolences to the Government and the people of the United Kingdom, in particular the families and loved ones of the deceased and wish the injured speedy recoveries. Acts of violence and extremism have no place in society and constitute a threat to peace, security and development.

The South African Government condemns in the strongest terms terrorist attacks in any form and from whichever quarter and in particular against the innocent children and youth.

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation’s Consular Services division is in contact with the South African High Commission in London following the attacks should any South African citizens have been affected.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, 082 884 5974


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