High Commissioner Wilson passed away yesterday, Tuesday, 02 September 2014, in Pretoria.
President Zuma said: “High Commissioner Wilson was a remarkable person, a true gentleman and Ambassador for his country. He left no stone unturned to strengthen relations between South Africa and Australia and will always be remembered for the passion he had for Africa and, in particular, South Africa, the country where he was the resident High Commissioner since January 2013. In this time of mourning, our thoughts are with the family of High Commissioner Wilson. We wish the family strength during this difficult time. He will be sorely missed.”
President Zuma added that: “The South African Government reaffirms its commitment to continue to strengthen its diplomatic relations and solidarity with the Government and the people of Australia.”