Media Statement

06 June 2019

Ongoing political and security situation in the Republic of the Sudan

The South African Government notes with great concern the ongoing political and security situation in Sudan. Clashes between the military and protesters on Monday, 03 June 2019, have reportedly led to the deaths of 60 civilians, with many others injured.

The South African Government calls on the Military Transitional Council to exercise total restraint and protect the lives and property of the people, in keeping with the country’s constitutional provisions and laws.

In addition, South Africa calls on all the stakeholders, including the Military Transitional Council and the opposition alliance, to engage in constructive and peaceful dialogue in order to resolve the current political and security challenges facing the country.

Furthermore, South Africa calls on the African Union Peace and Security Council to remain seized with situation in the Sudan.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974

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