South African President, Jacob Zuma has condemned the terrorist attacks in French capital, Paris and expressed his condolences to President Francois Hollande and the people of France.
In a statement made available to 233livenews President Zuma expressed his deepest condolences to H. E. President Francois Hollande, the Government and people of France particularly the families of the victims.
Read the full statement below:
The South African Government joins the international community in strongly condemning the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris, France, on the night of 13 November 2015, which resulted in the deaths of scores of innocent civilians.
On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, H.E President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of deepest condolences to H. E. President Francois Hollande, the Government and people of France particularly the families of the victims.
South Africa stands firmly with the rest of the international community in its condemnation of attacks targeting innocent civilians and reiterates its stance that terrorism, in whatever form and from whichever quarter, cannot be condoned.
The South African Embassy in Paris is closely monitoring developments and will report to Pretoria as soon as information is available on the well-being of South African citizens.