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Zuma Arrest Protests: African Union Issues Condemnation

Zuma Arrest Protests: African Union Issues Condemnation

14 July 2021

Moussa Faki Mahamat

The African Union Commission has issued a statement of condemnation against the violent protests taking place in parts of South Africa following the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma.

The statement comes as the South African president Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the protest are being engineered by criminal elements. Below is the statement:

13 July 2021, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemns in the strongest terms the surge of violence that has resulted in the deaths of civilians and appalling scenes of the looting of public and private property, destruction of infrastructure, including the suspension of essential services in Kwazulu-Natal, Gauteng and other parts of South Africa._

_The Chairperson extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a rapid and full recovery to the wounded._

_The Chairperson calls for an urgent restoration of order, peace and stability in the country in full respect of the rule of law. He stresses that failure to do so can have grave impacts not only in the country but the Region as a whole._

_The Chairperson reiterates the full and unwavering solidarity of the African Union Commission with the government and people of South Africa._

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