On behalf of the government and the people of South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent a message of condolences to affected families following Sunday morning’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft.
The flight ET302/10 crashed shortly after take-off. It was on its scheduled service from Addis Ababa to Nairobi in Kenya. 149 passengers and eight crew members were on board. Nobody survived.
It was also stated that the South African diplomatic missions in Addis Ababa and Nairobi had been directed to work with the airline. Their task is to find out whether there were any passengers on the aircraft traveling with South African passports.
Ramaphosa especially emphasized that the thoughts of the South African people were “with the sisterly people of all the affected countries, especially the sisterly people of Ethiopia and Kenya”.