Media Statement

19 May 2019

The South African Government statement on the bus explosion in Egypt

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon Lindiwe Sisulu, has been informed by the South African Ambassador to Egypt, H.E. Mr Vusi Mavimbela, of the bus explosion near Cairo.

The initial media reports from Egypt are that South Africans might be among the injured. As a result of the latter, the 24-hour operational centre has been activated and Ambassador Mavimbela and his team in Egypt are engaging with local authorities, including visiting hospitals to verify the information and report back to Pretoria.

Those who seek to verify the whereabouts of their loved ones can call the 24-hour Call Centre for any information on 012 351 1000.

Enquiries: Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, mabayan@dirco.gov.za or 083 645 7838

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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