SA sends condolences to New Zealand following massacre

An image grab from TV New Zealand taken on March 15, 2019 shows a New Zealand police officer walking past ambulances at a hospital following a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch. Picture: Laurent FIEVET / TV New Zealand / AFP

An image grab from TV New Zealand taken on March 15, 2019 shows a New Zealand police officer walking past ambulances at a hospital following a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch. Picture: Laurent FIEVET / TV New Zealand / AFP

President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed the country’s deepest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has on behalf of the government and the people of South Africa sent a message of condolences to the people of New Zealand following the massacre at mosques in Christchurch.

On Friday, New Zealand suffered its worst mass shooting after 49 people died and more than 20 others were seriously injured after alleged terrorist attacks at two mosques in the South Island city of Christchurch.

“The government and the people of South Africa convey their deepest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones and wish all the injured a speedy recovery,” the presidency said in a statement.

“The South African diplomatic Mission in Wellington has been directed to provide consular assistance and support to any South Africans affected.”

African News Agency (ANA)

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