29 March 2018
South Africa sends condolences message to Russia following fatal mall fire
President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, extended a message of condolences to President Vladimir Putin, the Government and People of the Russian Federation following the tragic death of over 60 people in the city of Kemerovo.
It is reported that the deaths occurred as a result of the outbreak of fire in a shopping mall. Many of the deceased victims are children.
President Ramaphosa said: “The thoughts of the people of South Africa are with the people of the Russian Federation, particularly the families of the victims, during this time of mourning.”
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