ZUMA SENDS CONDOLENCES TO BRAZIL OVER PLANE CRASH

President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolence to the government and people of Brazil after a chartered plane crashed over a mountainous region in Colombia on Tuesday morning.

In a statement issued here Tuesday, President Zuma sent his condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of all the victims of the crash.

The chartered plane, carrying players from a Brazilian football team headed to Colombia for a regional tournament final, crashed on its way to Medellin's airport in Colombia, killing 75 people.

Six people are confirmed to have survived the crash.

The Chapecoense football team, and an accompanying entourage of staff and journalists, were among the 72 passengers and nine crew on board the aircraft.

"On behalf of the government and people of South Africa, I wish to send my deepest condolences to the Government of Brazil, particularly the families and friends affected by the tragedy. We wish the survivors a speedy recovery," said President Zuma.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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