Media Statement

02 October 2017

President Zuma sends condolences to the USA following Las Vegas shooting

On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has extended the country’s condolences to the government and the people of the United States of America following the shooting that occurred during a music festival on the morning of 02 October 2017 in Las Vegas.

Authorities in the area have confirmed that, so far, at least 50 people have lost their lives with scores of others injured.

South Africa’s consulate in Los Angeles is in contact with South Africans in Las Vegas. The mission has confirmed that there were no South African victims from the shooting. Concerned families with relatives in the affected city are invited to call the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on 012 351 1000 for assistance.

Enquiries: Clayson Monyela, 082 884 5974<tel:082%20884%205974>

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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