President Ramaphosa sends condolences after Ethiopian plane crash

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PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the government and people of South Africa, expressed condolences to the families affected by the Sunday crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane.

In a statement issued on Sunday, President Ramaphosa said the thoughts of the South African people are with the people of all the affected countries, especially the people of Ethiopia and Kenya.

“The South African diplomatic missions in Addis Ababa and Nairobi have been directed to work with the airline and ascertain whether there were any passengers in the affected plane travelling on South African passports,” the Presidency said.

Flight ET302/10 was on its scheduled service from Addis Ababa to Kenya when it crashed shortly after take-off.

The airline said the plane was carrying 149 passengers and eight crew