Pakistan hospital bombing a 'crime against humanity' - Zuma
09 August 2016, 16:19
Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma has condemned the deadly
terrorist attack on a government-run hospital in the city of Quetta,
A Taliban suicide bomb packed with ball bearings tore
through the hospital on Monday, killing at least 70 people and injuring dozens.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Zuma said that deliberate
attacks against hospitals were "contraventions of well-established
international human rights and humanitarian law and constitute a crime against
"The South African government condemns in the strongest
terms the inhumane and gruesome terrorist attack against a hospital in
Pakistan. Terrorism in any form and from whichever quarter cannot be condoned,”
He said South Africa stood firmly with the international
community in condemning all terrorism.
"We will continue to support regional and international
efforts to address the scourge of terrorism in all its forms.
"The government and people of South Africa extend
deepest condolences to the government and people of Pakistan and especially to
the families of the deceased and wish the injured a speedy recovery."
- News 24