No SA citizens on doomed Nigerian plane

2012-06-04 12:15

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma sent condolences to Nigeria after more than 150 people were killed in a plane crash, the department of international relations said on Monday.

"We join the government and the people of Nigeria in mourning this tragic loss of life," Zuma said in a statement issued by the department.

A domestic passenger plane crashed into a heavily populated area of Lagos on Sunday evening.

The Dana Airlines flight was carrying 153 people and more people on the ground were thought to have been killed.

Zuma sent the message to the families and friends of those who lost loved ones.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time of mourning and sadness."

No South Africans were known to have died in the plane crash.

"By Monday morning (June 4), the South African mission in Nigeria did not report any South African casualties as a result of the plane crash," the department said.

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  • Mmannyo - 2012-06-04 12:19

    Did you check properly? I mean did you include the fake ID ones?

      letlhogonolo.khabeng - 2012-06-04 14:43

      People are dead just stop with polotics

  • Loo - 2012-06-04 12:24

    RIP . .to all the victims.

  • Koos - 2012-06-04 12:38

    That is because as a South African you know to fly British Airways and SAA. They fly once a week and if you don’t well then let’s hope you have the same name as the president of that country.

  • eradingoana - 2012-06-04 12:39

    These are Nigeria 's dark days. Condolences to families and friends.

  • Ayanda Mtyeku - 2012-06-04 12:40

    Rest in peace u fellow brothers,sisters,moms, all of u! U had responsibilities&families whether u faked ID's/not, God forgave your sins. God bless their families to accept &wipe their tears in Jesus name! Amen!

  • Godwin - 2012-06-04 13:24

    what do you mean by fake ID are you happy about the accident?

      Mmannyo - 2012-06-04 13:30

      9 people died yesterday after a suicide bomber blasted his own people in Nigeria, that question of yours should be directed to the Nigerians if it was meant to make someone feel guilty and responsible. Hoor?

  • Manu - 2012-06-04 13:46

    Condolences to the bereaved. But I have to say that is a strange headline.

  • Scouter - 2012-06-04 14:01

    'President Jacob Zuma sent condolences to Nigeria after more than 150 people were killed in a plane crash, the department of international relations said on Monday.' It might be good of you to comment on the result of your government's crash on the entire nation of SA. Casualties of crime, casualties of corruption, casualties of nepotism, casualties of bad governance, casualties of just about everything one can think of that affect everyday society ......

  • Cody - 2012-06-04 15:03

    Zuma's comment..... whew that is a relief that no SA's were killed, meanwhile in SA... SA's, like the train driver, are murdered and raped... no comment!!! Focus guys FOCUS

  • cohaka - 2012-06-04 15:27

    Sometimes, i wonder where some fellows drop from...

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