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02 Jan 2008 13:28
The South African government has joined the international community in expressing concern at the high level of violence, death and destruction of property that has occurred since the outcome of the election in Kenya was announced, Ronnie Mamoepa of the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.
“Accordingly, we send out heartfelt condolences to those families who have lost loved ones during this violence,” he said.
“It is our hope that both the government and the opposition will find it necessary to address the situation to ensure that Kenya returns to normality and peace.”
Mamoepa said it would be vital that no one contributed to the escalation of the situation beyond its current level.
The death toll after six days of political unrest in Kenya stands at more than 300.—Sapa
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