Names of foreign nationals to be released soon

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pretoria – Government is still in the process of verifying information and the names of foreign nationals killed during the recent violence in KwaZulu-Natal.

According to the Presidency, the names will be released as soon as there has been conclusive positive identification of the victims.

The Presidency has received media enquiries about the names of foreign nationals who were tragically killed during the violence that broke out in KwaZulu-Natal. 

President Zuma released the names of the three South Africans who were killed in KwaZulu-Natal and Manuel Jossias of Mozambique, who was killed in Alexandra township, Johannesburg.

In total, seven people were killed during the attacks on foreign nationals.

President Zuma once again extended his condolences to all affected families on behalf of the government and the people of South Africa. 

The South African government is in touch with the embassies of affected countries to ensure careful management of this difficult and painful process. 

The police are working around the clock to apprehend the perpetrators of the violence.

President Zuma requests all who have information about the incidents in which the victims were killed to come forward so that those responsible are brought to book. –