Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, in his capability as chairperson of the Southern African Growth Group (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Safety Cooperation, on Tuesday condemned killing of Luca Attanasio, the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
A media assertion launched by SADC in Gaborone stated SADC condemns within the strongest potential phrases this barbaric and heinous act of cowardice. “It’s our fervent hope that the perpetrators might be rapidly arrested and dropped at justice,” the assertion stated.
Masisi stated the unlucky improvement is a severe setback to the continued efforts to revive normalcy within the Japanese a part of the DRC and threatens not solely the peace and stability within the nation, but in addition that of the area as a complete.
“It requires a radical evaluation of the safety state of affairs in that a part of the DRC, because the United Nations Mission is engaged on its withdrawal course of from the nation,” learn the assertion.
SADC additionally expressed heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the governments of the DRC and Italy on the premature demise of their family members.
Italian Ambassador Luca Attanasio and two others died within the assault throughout a humanitarian journey in a United Nations convoy within the DRC’s jap province of North Kivu Monday. Enditem
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