South African president condemns violent killing of Chadian leader

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday condemned the violent killing of Chad’ President Idriss Deby.

Ramaphosa’ condemnation is contained in a statement released by the Presidency.

“President Cyril Ramaphosa has received with sadness the disturbing news of the of His Excellency Marshal Idriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad.

“President Ramaphosa has furthermore expressed the concern of the South African government at developments in the Republic of Chad involving armed groups Chad were worrying,” the presidency said.

Ramaphosa called for an to violence in the Central African country, saying an immediate cessation of violence is necessary to bring peace and stability to the Republic of Chad as part of ending conflict on the continent.

“We in the strongest terms the violence that has claimed so many lives, that of President Deby.

“We call for calm and a cessation of ,” read the statement from the South African presidency. (Xinhua/NAN)