Media Statement

04 June 2017

South Africa condemns latest terrorist attack in the United Kingdom

The South African Government joins the international community in strongly condemning the latest terrorist attack in the United Kingdom. The attack, which took place on the night of 03 June 2017 in the city of London, claimed the lives of several people and left others injured.

The attack in London occurs within a fortnight of the one in Manchester where many civilians, mainly youth and children, lost their lives.

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 United Kingdom, in particular the families and loved ones of the deceased and wish the injured speedy recoveries.

The South African Government believes that acts of violence and extremism have no place in society and constitute a threat to peace, security and development.

The South African Government reiterates its condemnation of terrorist attacks in any form and from whichever quarter.

The South African High Commission in London is closely monitoring developments relating to the attack and stands ready to provide support to any South African citizen who may have been affected by the attack. So far, there have been no reports of South African victims from the attack.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, 082 884 5974


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