Daily Archives: April 18, 2016

President Zuma extends condolences to the families of the victims of road accidents

President Jacob Zuma has extended his deepest condolences to the families of the African National Congress (ANC) Volunteers from Ekurhuleni in Gauteng, who died tragically when the bus they were traveling in crashed.

“We are still in deep shock. This is a loss not for the ANC only but the country as a whole. We also extend our condolences as well to the families of the three people who died when the vehicle in which they were travelling crashed into a river in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday.

We are with all the families that have lost their loved ones tragically and in this most painful manner. We urge the nation to keep the families in their thoughts and prayers.

May their souls rest in peace,” said President Zuma.

The President has also wished a speedy recovery to all those who had been injured and taken to hospital.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa

President Zuma sends condolences to Ecuador and Japan following deadly earthquakes

President Jacob Zuma, has today, Sunday, 17 April 2016, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, extended the country’s deepest condolences to Japan and Ecuador, following the deadly natural disasters that struck both countries this week.

Japan was struck by a series of massive earthquakes in southern Japan, near the regional capital of Kumamoto on the Kyushu Island this week. A deadly earthquake also struck Ecuador’s central coast this weekend.

President Zuma said: “I wish to extend our condolences to H.E Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, H.E President Rafael Correa, the Government and the people of Japan and Ecuador, respectively. The people of South Africa share the pain and loss of the loved ones, their homes and property, and our thoughts and prayers go to all the affected families. We also wish the injured a speedy recovery.”

South Africans in Japan and Ecuador or family members in South Africa requiring assistance, are requested to contact the South African Embassies in Lima and Tokyo or the Department at 012 351 1000.