South African President Jacob Zuma has extended the country’s deepest condolences to Nigeria and Egypt following tragedies that occurred this weekend at churches in the two countries.
On Saturday, a church roof collapsed during a service at the evangelical Reigners Bible Ministry in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State in southern Nigeria, which killed scores of worshippers and left many injured.
President Zuma in the statement extended his country’s countries deepest condolences to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and the people of Nigeria for the loss of lives following the church roof collapse in Uyo.
He said his country wished all the injured speedy recovery.
In Egypt on Sunday, a bomb blast killed at least 25 people and left many wounded during Mass at St Marks Cathedral, the main Coptic church in central Cairo.
Zuma said The South African government joined the international community in condemning the terrorist attack which targeted the Christian community in Cairo.