The Southern African Development Community (SADC) expresses its concern and regret at the reported loss of life and wanton destruction of property during the recent protests in the Republic of South Africa.
SADC extends its condolences and sympathies to the families of victims of violence; and many others whose livelihoods have been destroyed as a result of the looting of public infrastructure. The violent protests are not only a threat to human life, they breed instability, stifle economic growth, amplify risks and halt the much needed return to investment. SADC therefore unreservedly condemns these attacks on properties, businesses and persons.
Below is the full Statement by the Chairperson of SADC, His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, regarding the Situation in the Republic of South Africa