SA calls for peace in Ukraine

2014-03-02 20:12

Johannesburg - South Africa called for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Ukraine, the department of international relations said on Sunday.

"The South African government would like to express its deep concern about the unfolding political situation in Ukraine," spokesperson Nelson Kgwete said in a statement.

South Africa's foreign policy favoured and promoted peaceful resolution of conflicts and South Africa therefore urged all parties in the stand-off to settle the crisis through dialogue.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and encourage international diplomatic efforts meant to produce a lasting peaceful solution," Kgwete said.

  • Andrew Terr - 2014-03-02 20:19

    So says the little man jumping up and down in the rear of the crowded room.

      Khumo William Monosi - 2014-03-02 20:32

      What do u mean. Sa is part of brics much as russia is.

      Andrew Terr - 2014-03-02 22:30

      @Tati.He can be dark black for all i care.So long as he/she is not a criminal and really cares for the electorate.

      Michael Kleber - 2014-03-03 08:10

      Ukraine is miles away but quiet about our neighbour

      Fortes Fortuna Adiuvat - 2014-03-03 08:11

      @Monosi, the only people who ever mention SA when talking about BRICS is South Africa. Most major international publications that mentions them stop at the "C". Or belatedly mentions the "S". Don't fool yourself. Our concern, whilst noted, will be ignored thoroughly by the big boys in this venture...

  • mleshabana - 2014-03-02 20:21

    As if Putin will even bother listening to them

      Mc Apple - 2014-03-03 08:05

      You must admire the Russians. They solve problems with no room for interpretation. Love the way they "handle" Somali pirates. We should get the Russians to run our police departments.

  • Julian Booyens - 2014-03-02 20:25

    Can you please worry about the unfolding situations that the anc has put this country into.

      Yin Yang - 2014-03-03 08:06

      Yeah...we should be healing our own wounds first!

  • Mark Russell - 2014-03-02 20:26

    So they have a view on the Ukraine but not on uganda opressive laws.

      Madumetja April - 2014-03-02 20:47

      nothing wrong with ugandian law.

      Andrew Terr - 2014-03-02 20:51

      @Mark, you could not have said it better.Don't forget the wedding.Wine ,women and song.Pathetic.

  • Madumetja April - 2014-03-02 20:44

    shut up already nobody cares when you south africans.

  • Van Percy - 2014-03-02 20:47

    Mxm, yet nothing on the voilation of human rights by Ugandan gov? Mxm as if any1 will listen to them.

      King Lobe - 2014-03-02 22:20

      R u gay

      Van Percy - 2014-03-02 23:50

      And if I am what's it to u? 4ur info I'm not, but I'm all for democratic non-sexist not-racial prosperous Africa, where everyone is free to live the life they so wish peacefully. Who r u to judge others?

  • thuli.mbene - 2014-03-02 21:11

    Hush!!! The beggars will be asked for their opinion when required.

  • gerry.klos - 2014-03-02 21:26

    Eish Ukranians, hope you'll now sleep better tonight. Our concerned government who cannot organism a pissup inside a wine tank, are guiding you.

  • Michelle Abrahams - 2014-03-02 22:00

    Agreed Mark! Madumetja ... the rest of the world could've said the same about apartheid law. Making it the law to discriminate against anyone is wrong. TIA (this is africa) is always the excuse for condoning bad behaviour, I am so sick of it.

  • mboniseni.thwala - 2014-03-02 22:03

    "He he he he we need peace in Ukraine he he he he he" Pres JZ

  • Joe Irwin - 2014-03-02 22:32

    SA may as well howl at the moon. They will get more response.

  • nekhumbe.maxwell - 2014-03-02 22:36

    Very ambitious

  • Sipho Simon Mogale - 2014-03-02 22:58

    tel putin to return soldiers to base and see if he listen but i doubt

      Mc Apple - 2014-03-03 08:12

      No no no, they should "demand" then he will listen..... maybe... If not the ANC should truck in a few thousand ANC supporters, a few t-shirts and open up a KFC branch there and then they should start burning things there and throw stones at the cops... hehehehe. I'll sponsor a few trucks myself.

  • Marang Lesedi - 2014-03-03 00:13

    It seems there's a media blackout regarding events in Ukraine. Reports in the mainstream are trivial at best. Any alternative sources, anyone?

      Barend Kruger - 2014-03-03 07:37

      You're right, Marang. Same as the media blackout regarding farm murders in South Africa.

      Mc Apple - 2014-03-03 08:13

      When communists solves problems they don't need anyone to see how they solve it.

  • dunkie56 - 2014-03-03 00:23

    Haha couldn't believe my own eyes when I read this. How about to call for peace in JZ"s harem?

  • Udzai Munhumumwe - 2014-03-03 00:44

    Who cares what South Africa says?

  • Moipone Lefatane Mabitsela - 2014-03-03 04:01

    SA is burning as we talk, how about starting at home. Charity begins at home.

  • Mike Monaheng - 2014-03-03 05:34

    Dont call for peace, tell russia to the face its wrong, support the US openly and stop being mamas babies.

  • Kobus Pienaar - 2014-03-03 06:08

    Clean your own house SA government before telling someone else to clean theirs. We are sitting on a civil unrest timebomb in SA and our leaders seem to be deaf to it.

  • Johan Steyn - 2014-03-03 07:19

    I hav e a lot of contacts overseas and with clowns like malema,zume etc etc etc running arround they think SA is a joke we were great once till some idiot changed everything and now they want to call for peace. The goverment are a bunch of thieving corrupt bafoons they should all be exiled to robin island.

  • Sisie Indola - 2014-03-03 07:30

    Does anyone really think that Russia will give a toss what SA thinks - i don't think so. Russia wants the Soviet Union back and it will fight for it one way or another. I would be looking towards Russia for the start of the unrest in Ukraine - it really wouldn't surprise me in the least - but there again i wouldn't trust Putin and his fellowship as far as i can throw them.

      Mc Apple - 2014-03-03 08:18

      Most of South Africa don't give a toss if this government opens its mouth. We do however always excitedly wait for Mac's interpretation of what was said by the government just for kicks

  • Carl Wakeford - 2014-03-03 09:30

    How dare you ask for anything when Canser is a absolute dictatorship who are destroying our once lovely country?

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