Zuma sends condolences to earthquake-ravaged Tanzania


President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to Tanzania following a deadly earthquake in the east African country.

“I wish to extend our condolences to President John Magufuli, the government, and the people of Tanzania. The people of South Africa share the pain and loss of the loved ones, their homes and property, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all the affected families,” President Zuma said on Sunday.

“We also wish the injured a speedy recovery,”

The earthquake struck northwest Tanzania, close to Lake Victoria, and the borders of Uganda and Rwanda, resulting in the deaths and injuries of scores of people on Saturday.

According to authorities, at least 13 people were killed and 203 injured when the magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck.

The South African government wished the rescue and recovery teams success in their efforts.