South African Government Statement on
the Capture of Saddam Hussein
The South African Government has noted developments
regarding the capture of Saddam Hussein by the coalition
forces. The South African Government has since the launch
of the war against Iraq avoided commenting on the operational
details and developments thereof.
The South African government will continue to support
every effort undertaken by the international community,
under the auspices of the UN, to bring about the dawn
of peace, security, stability and democracy in Iraq.
Critical in this regard, would be an early return of
sovereignty to the people of Iraq.
Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa
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Chair of Department of Foreign Affairs
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