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ANC sends condolences to Kenya over attack

24 September 2013, 11:00

Johannesburg - South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party sent its condolences to Kenya following the deadly terror attacks at the Westgate mall in Nairobi this past weekend.

About 62 people died in the attacks while more than 200 others injured.

“The African National Congress sends our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives, the injured and to the general population of Kenya during this tragic time,” ANC National Spokesperson, Jackson Mthembu, said.

"We further more submit our deepest sympathies to the families of other foreign nationals who were killed during the mall attack and in particular the family of South African national, James Thomas,” Mthembu added.

"The African National Congress supports the call made by the President of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, the former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga and the international community at large, that those responsible for these atrocities should be found and punished for these acts of terror,” he affirmed.

He said the party condemned the recent developments in the capital city where a group of armed militia seized the shopping mall, killing scores of innocent people and wounding many others in the standoff that ensured between the supposed terrorist group and the security forces of the country.

Mthembu said guided by the Freedom Charter clarion call that "there shall be peace and friendship amongst the nations of the world," the ANC remained committed to a peaceful Africa and a world free from terror, human suffering, poverty and varying degrees of political, social and economic oppression.

- CAJ News


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