We took a decision to close it temporarily to assess the situation," said Dirco
spokesperson Lunga Ngqengelele.
According to Dirco
Minister, Naledi Pandor, it is highly unfortunate that such threats are allowed to fester in society without recourse from the Nigerian government.
It would be a shame, in a country reeling from crime where women living in constant fear of becoming victims of acts of violence, a locally recruited employee are further victimized as DIRCO
seems to have, once again, chosen diplomacy over justice for a South Africa citizen who has allegedly been the victim of a crime.
We have made it clear that we had not sent any official document to any branch of the South African government."In a separate statement, DIRCO
confirmed the envoys had committed to following proper diplomatic channels and protocols in future.
spokesperson, Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, spoke to Ms Quintal this morning," the SA Foreign ministry said in a tweet on Thursday," Dirco
Finally, after an anxiety-filled delay coupled with demands for answers from Palestinian solidarity movements, DIRCO
issued a statement which in effect refuted the Israeli/Ngombane document.
also announced its plans to remove its ambassador to Israel.
Speaking to Qatar Tribune at a luncheon with South Africa's Ambassador to Qatar HE Saad Cachalia recently, Dirco
's Chief Director (Middle East) Themba Rubushe said that mostly negative stories about Africa are publicised.
The South African official asserted that as a result "it would then appear from the above that President Bashir departed from the republic without his passport presented to the immigration officer by the two Sudanese representatives who were accompanied by the protocol officer of DIRCO
. The latter contention is fortified by the fact that verification on the passport details of President Bashir against the movement control system of the department of home affairs reveals that president Bashir indeed entered the Republic of South Africa but there is no record of him leaving the republic".
Tielman Furter and several other DIRCO
and High Commission Officials.
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO
) of South Africa called in its statement all Yemenis and the international community to work together in order to combat terrorism and restore stability in Yemen.
It is part of the decision taken by the SADC troika on Sunday," said Nelson Kgwete, a spokesman for South Africa's Department for International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO