ANC condemns Uganda attacks

2010-07-12 14:32

The ANC today “strongly condemned” those behind the bomb blasts in

Uganda which left at least 64 people dead and scores injured.

“The ANC has always believed that problems confronting our

continent and the world should be resolved through peaceful means and not

violence,” spokesperson Brian Sokutu said in a statement.

Explosions tore through crowds watching the live television

coverage of the World Cup final match at a rugby club and an Ethiopian

restaurant yesterday in Uganda’s capital Kampala.

According to the Associated Press, police feared Al-Qaeda-linked

Somali militant group al-Shabab was behind the attacks, as Uganda’s President

Yuweri Museveni declared “we shall go for them wherever they are coming


Sokutu said: “We note that the cold-blooded murderers behind the

massacre orchestrated the attack on defenceless civilians who were watching the

World Cup in South Africa.

“It is only individuals and groupings without a soul who can mount

this kind of an attack on civilians at a time when the world is rejoicing over

the successful hosting by South Africa of the World Cup – the first to be held

on the African continent.”

The ANC sent its “heartfelt condolences” to Museveni and relatives

and friends of those killed.

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