Zuma sends sympathies to Tanzania

2012-07-20 10:05

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma on Friday sent his condolences to the government and people of Tanzania after 62 people died when a ferry sank off Zanzibar two days ago.

"President Zuma has also expressed his support... in their continued efforts to rescue the survivors and indicated South Africa's readiness to assist where possible," a statement by the Department of International Relations said.

"President Zuma also wished the injured a speedy recovery."

The vessel, carrying 291 passengers and crew, including 30 children, sank on Wednesday after leaving Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

At least 146 people had been rescued.

  • Lennon Chenga - 2012-07-20 10:23

    Well done JZ!! Now locally, there've been a couple of developments that need your sympathies as well, a couple of rapes, murders, an eight year old with an artificial eye, students going eight months with no text books, couple of robbery victims. I'm sure you'll find the time in your busy schedule to also pass your sympathies to some educated unemployed youth that are awaiting your final decision on the subsidy, whatever the decision is Mr President, we'll respect it, we just want to know which route to take!! But kudos for your quick sympathies for our far neighbors!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-20 12:58

    Zuma should send sympathy to all the people in this country who are cold, wet, hungry, unemployed and uneducated. He should send sympathy to all those victims of crime and above all he should send sympathy to all of us having to live under his regime everyday.

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