Zuma sends condolences to quake victims
By Khanyisa Tabata
11 March 2011
President Jacob Zuma expresses his deepest sympathies with Japan. He says South Africa’s people share in the pain and loss of loved ones, their homes and properties and the country’s collective thoughts and prayers go to the affected families.
He adds the Department of International Relations and Cooperation is in contact with the Japanese embassy to assess assistance required.
Meanwhile, Zuma has ordered the treasury to freeze assets linked to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Clayson Monyela has told Reuters none of Gadaffi or his associates’ money will be allowed to leave South Africa.
He said the process was underway to inform them of the process.