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Zuma sends condolences to Somalia
President Jacob Zuma

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to the government and the people of Somalia following the death of ambassador Sayid Sheriff on Wednesday.

"In this time of mourning, our thoughts are with Ambassador Sheriff's family. We wish them strength during this difficult time," Zuma said in a statement.

Sheriff passed away in Pretoria on Wednesday.

"As the first Somali Ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Sheriff will always be remembered as having strengthened relations between our two countries," Zuma said.

Arrangements to repatriate Sheriff's body back to Somalia were being made.



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