1. Attack in Tunisia
The South African Government has taken note of the attack on a museum in Tunisia, where scores of people lost their lives. Officials from the South African Embassy in Tunis are working with authorities to verify reports that South African citizens were amongst those affected by the attack. At this point, we are still waiting for official confirmation from the Tunisian authorities through our embassy in Tunis.
In the meantime, the South African Government strongly condemns the attack on innocent civilians. We reiterate our stance that terrorism in any form and from whichever quarter cannot be condoned. South Africa will continue to support regional and international efforts to address the scourge of terrorism in all its forms, including working through relevant forums such as the AU Peace and Security Council, of which South Africa is a member state.