ANC says Bin Laden death should contribute to peace

2011-05-03 07:15

The death of Osama bin Laden should stress the importance of peaceful conflict resolution, the ANC said yesterday.

“... we hope that his death will greatly contribute towards a peaceful resolution in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan ...,” spokesman Ebrahim Ebrahim said in a statement.

South Africa’s peaceful transition from apartheid to constitutional democracy was evidence of the ANC’s belief in the power of deliberation.

“There can therefore be no justification for the use of violence to resolve global challenges that we daily face, whether social, political or economic.”

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