South Africa

SA international relations team on ground in Tunisia

South African department of international relations and co-operation is still on the ground to establish whether a South African citizen was among 20 tourists killed when gunmen attacked a national museum in Tunisia on Wednesday, News reports.

AFP on Wednesday night quoted Tunisia’s interior ministry as saying a South African among 20 tourists killed in the attack in Tunis.

South Africans were also among the wounded, Tunisia’s health minister Said Aidi reportedly said.

However, department of international relations & co-operation spokesperson Clayson Monyela told News24 early on Thursday morning that the department can’t confirm this.

“Our mission is in touch with authorities there,” he said.

“Our team is on the ground and visiting hospitals. We want to confirm identities before we say this. We don’t want to make people panic,” he said.