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SA calls for end to Somalia violence

2011-10-05 15:25

Johannesburg - South Africa on Wednesday called for an end to violence in Somalia after a suicide car bomb killed more than 70 people in the capital Mogadishu.

"The South African government hereby reiterates that violence and counter-violence, aggression and acts of terror are counter-productive and will not serve to deliver peace and security to the Horn of Africa," the international relations department said in a statement.

A suicide bomber on Tuesday detonated an explosives-laden truck at a government compound in Mogadishu, unleashing a powerful blast that mowed down dozens and wounded more than 100 others.

South Africa was "deeply shocked and saddened" by the attacks, which happened close to a South African relief team and also wounded students who were due to write scholarship examinations for overseas study.

"Such acts only lead to the deterioration of the situation in the war-torn region and render the people of Somalia more vulnerable to human and natural disasters," it said.

"We therefore call on all political stakeholders to refrain from such acts of indiscriminate killings and resolve to work towards a political solution that is inclusive of all clans, parties and factions and restore peace, stability and order to Somalia."

Comments
  • Matt :-) - 2011-10-05 15:28

    Headline in the Somalian newspaper come 27-28 October: Somalia calls for end to SA ANCYL violence

      JINJ - 2011-10-05 15:34

      LOL

      Slartibartfast - 2011-10-05 15:47

      Well said Matt. I just wish they (our dear lovely ANC government) would pay as much attention to OUR country as they do to OTHER countries.

      nic - 2011-10-05 16:19

      The sooner they realise that nobody will take them seriously until they get their own house in order, the better. Is it really that hard to come to grips with?

      Rolie - 2011-10-05 16:31

      Fighting for peace is like like screwing for virginity!

  • Smart Man - 2011-10-05 15:32

    Now that's what we are good at foreign affairs solving other countries bu ours. SA GVT a bunch of losers

  • BreakdownBoy - 2011-10-05 15:35

    Somalia is a lost caused, probably the most evil place on earth.

      Slartibartfast - 2011-10-05 15:49

      Nope ... that honour belongs to Luthuli house boet.

      nic - 2011-10-05 16:27

      lol. I don't know who they appealed to. Somalia does not have a functioning government and have not had one since the mid 90's It's a fail state. The life expectancy for foreigners that walk out of the aiport building is 10 minutes.

      jen - 2011-10-05 18:57

      I agree, it is the backside of the world. Al Shabaab is one of the most ruthless and cruelest organisations in the world. Instead of building the country and a nation, it destroys and depends on handouts from the very people it so hates.

  • EnglishBoer - 2011-10-05 15:42

    Nobody listens to you ANC fools. Get your snouts back into the feeding trough where they belong.

      Komasa - 2011-10-05 17:52

      The feeding trough is a way of life for you?

  • Angry Boris - 2011-10-05 15:43

    and immediately the world sits up and takes notice what the SA government is saying, the Somalians says sorry to each other, the usa leaves iraq and Afghanistan !!!! bloody hell fire, they cant even control the idiot malema and strikers in the country and now they want to tell other countries what to do. ijits

  • Hungwe - 2011-10-05 15:55

    Somalia calls for ANC government to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama, and to stop being colonial stooges of China.

  • Not Black - 2011-10-05 16:01

    Single Brain Celled ANC Govt ( even that 1 cell is left at home ) Worries about Violence in Somalia whilst, In our own Country SA, there are Millions of Bigger Problems & Issues Another feable facade / smokescreen to take the spotlight off this Incapable, Bungling, and EMBARRASSING poor state of affairs. I REST MY CASE

  • kleinkoppi - 2011-10-05 16:04

    Why not ask the Somali pirates to stop hijacking ships as well...

  • shane.jacoby - 2011-10-05 16:10

    Screw the other countries! What about the violence in South Africa?

  • ex-pat - 2011-10-05 16:15

    How about also calling for the arrest of all Somali pirates?

  • MikeL01 - 2011-10-05 16:55

    Yes, that should show them. If not our government might write a very stern letter!

  • letsee - 2011-10-05 18:10

    SA calls....is his the dirca solution for an African problem? For how long has that fight on and SA calls today !!!!!!!!!! Where has the AU been?

  • Rocketman - 2011-10-05 20:09

    Nuke the place and get it over with.

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