The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has received terrible news that two South African residents have died in the ongoing war in the Middle East.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday when Hamas’ militant wing launched a surprise attack from Gaza on Israel.
The situation has rapidly deteriorated into a full-fledged war, with Israel reacting by releasing a barrage of rockets into Gaza, killing thousands of people.
Because one of the persons has been reported to have an Israeli ID number, the verification process is presently underway. As a result, we are working hard to determine whether there is dual citizenship or other relevant conditions.”
Monyela expressed the government’s sympathies to the victims’ bereaved families, reiterating the government’s commitment to supporting and assisting them during this difficult time.
He further stated, “Our missions in Ramallah and Tel Aviv are actively collaborating to provide consular services and assistance to the families of our fellow nationals.”