Friday 12 August 2011

Comoros Boat Crash

The following statement was issued on 12 August 2011

The Most Revd Dr Thabo C Makgoba has sent a message expressing his deep shock and sadness upon learning of tragic deaths of more than 50 people and of the many more who were injured when the ship ‘Madjriha’ sank off the coast of the Indian Ocean island nation of Comoros on 8th August.

On behalf of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, he sent a message of condolence and a prayer for strength to Anglican Archbishop Ian Ernest, in whose Province this tragic accident occurred. He also sent his message of condolences and comfort to families, friends and relatives of those who died and of those who were injured, assuring them of the prayerful support of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa during this time of mourning.

Issued by the Office of the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town. Inquiries: Wendy Tokata on 021- 763-1320 (office hours)

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