No reports of SA citizens affected by Brussels terror attacks - Dirco

2016-03-24 10:49
Writing on the asphalt reads "More stars in Brussel's heaven" at Place de la Bourse in the center of Brussels, where people write hundreds of messages on the ground to remember the victims of the attack, March 22, 2016. (Martin Meissner, AP)

Writing on the asphalt reads "More stars in Brussel's heaven" at Place de la Bourse in the center of Brussels, where people write hundreds of messages on the ground to remember the victims of the attack, March 22, 2016. (Martin Meissner, AP)

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Johannesburg - The South African embassy in Brussels, Belgium, has not received any information or enquiries about South African citizens following terrorist attacks in the city, the Department of International Relations and Co-operation said on Thursday.

"The Mission is in contact with relevant local authorities and other useful sources of information in this regard and will give updates on the situation as it unfolds," spokesperson Clayson Monyela said.

"The South African Embassy in Brussels has reported that all South African transferred officials and locally recruited personnel have been accounted for."

The South African government condemned the attacks.

President Jacob Zuma conveyed condolences to Prime Minister Charles Michel and the people of Belgium, particularly the victims and their families, on behalf of South Africa.

"South Africa stands firmly with the rest of the international community in its condemnation of these attacks and reiterates its stance that terrorism, in whatever form and from whichever quarter, cannot be condoned," said Monyela.

Bombs were triggered at Zaventem Airport a busy metro station which left 34 people dead and over 200 more injured.

According to AFP, two suspects have been identified and a third suspect, whose bomb reportedly failed to go off, was being hunted.

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