U.S. Honoring the Victims of Recent Violence in South Africa
August 23, 2012
In recognition of President Zuma’s declaration of a period of national mourning after the deaths of mine workers and security officials in Marikana, North West province, the US Mission to South Africa will fly the American flag at half-staff at our diplomatic facilities from August 23 to 26.
“We are saddened by the tragic loss of life and express our condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones in these incidents. The U.S. Mission to South Africa joins the people and government of South Africa in mourning the lives lost to violence last week,” said the U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Donald H. Gips.