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20 May 2019
 
Re: Mayor Gumede Wishes Speedy Recovery to Victims of Egypt Bus Explosion
 
DURBAN: The Mayor of eThekwini, Cllr Zandile Gumede, wishes a speedy recovery to all the South Africans who were injured in a bus explosion that happened in Egpyt this weekend.
 
“We have learnt about this sad incident that involves a large delegation of our Durbanites, who were on a pilgrimage. We pray for a speedy recovery from this traumatic experience,” said Mayor Gumede.
 
The 25 South Africans are worshippers from Catholic churches in Wentworth, Bluff, Amanzimtoti and Benoni. They were all on an annual pilgrimage to the Holy lands with a local priest Fr Folley.
 
“We appreciate the responsiveness of Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and our South African Ambassador to Egypt, Ambassador Vusi Mavimbela in dealing with the situation. We are also happy to learn that arrangements have been made for 23 of the injured to be returned to South Africa, while three will remain behind due to the extent of their injuries. We sympathise with the affected families and are available to offer assistance where required,” ended Gumede.
 
Issued by office of the Mayor – Durban City Hall, 263 Dr Pixley kaSeme street, Durban