9 September 2023
South Africa offers condolences to Government and people of the Kingdom of Morocco following earthquake tragedy
Deputy President Paul Mashatile has on behalf of President Cyril Ramaphosa as well as the Government and people of South Africa, joined the international community in expressing condolences to the Kingdom of Morocco following the devastating earthquake that claimed hundreds of lives on Friday, 8 September 2023.
The Deputy President says the thoughts of the people of South Africa are with the families that have lost their loved ones in this tragedy. The Deputy President has also wished all survivors a speedy recovery.
“We are deeply saddened by the shocking loss of life and extend our deepest sympathies to the people of Morocco, and wish all survivors strength and a speedy recovery,” he said.
Deputy President Mashatile commends the efforts of the emergency response institutions in the country and has full confidence that the Kingdom of Morocco will unite in their response and emerge even stronger following the disaster.
Media enquiries: Vukani Mde, Spokesperson to Deputy President Mashatile – 081 307 9233
Issued by: The Presidency