PRESIDENT ZUMA SENDS CONDOLENCES ON DEATH OF FORMER GERMAN CHANCELLOR HELMUT KOHL

PRETORIA, President Jacob Zuma, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, has sent a message of condolence to the government and people of Germany on the death last week of former chancellor Helmut Kohl.

President Zuma recalled in his condolence message Kohl's momentous role in the reunification of Germany towards the end of the Cold War, the Presidency said in a statement here Tuesday.

He will also be fondly remembered in South Africa for his invaluable support for South Africa's own transition after 1994, especially also during his highly successful official visit to the country in September 1995, during which he was also accorded the honour of addressing the South African Parliament, as well as during the highly successful State visit by former President Nelson Mandela to Germany in May 1996, the statement quoted President Zuma as saying.

President Zuma said the people of South Africa share the loss of the German people and stand with them in this time of grief and mourning.

Source: NAN NEWS NETWORK

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