“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,” said the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Luwellyn Landers on Thursday.
Presently, officials from the South African embassy in Tunis, are working with authorities to verify reports that South African citizens were among those affected by the attack that killed 19 people on Wednesday.
“At this point, we are still waiting for official confirmation from the Tunisian authorities through our embassy in Tunis,” he said.
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.