S. Africa condemns latest terror attack in London

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-05 04:02:36|Editor: yan
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CAPE TOWN, June 4 (Xinhua) -- The South African government on Sunday joined the international community in strongly condemning the latest terrorist attack in London.

The attack, which took place on Saturday night in London, claimed the lives of several people and left many others injured. This followed the attack about two weeks ago in Manchester where many civilians, mainly youth and children, lost their lives.

The South African government believes that acts of violence and extremism have no place in society and constitute a threat to peace, security and development, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said in a statement.

The South African government reiterates its condemnation of terrorist attacks in any form and from whichever quarter, said the statement.

The South African High Commission in London is closely monitoring developments relating to the attack and stands ready to provide support to any South African citizen who may have been affected by the attack, according to the statement.

So far, there have been no reports of South African victims from the attack.

Also on Sunday, President Jacob Zuma extended his heartfelt condolences to the government and the people of the United Kingdom, in particular the families and loved ones of the deceased and wish the injured speedy recoveries.