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AU sends condolences to victims of South Africa fire

Addis Ababa, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat offered condolences to the Government and people of South Africa on Thursday, following a fire that killed 73 people in Johannesburg.

“All our thoughts and prayers go to the families of the victims and in strong solidarity with President @CyrilRamaphosa and the people of South Africa, following a devastating fire that has claimed more than 73 lives in downtown Johannesburg. We wish a full recovery to the injured,” Mahamat wrote on X, former Twitter.

At least 43 people were injured in the blaze at a five-story residential building, Mgcini Tshwaku, the city’s head of public safety, said.