Egyptian Embassy in South Africa following up on murder of two young Egyptians in Pretoria

Ahram Online , Friday 9 Mar 2018

Sherif Eissa
Egyptian ambassador to South Africa Sherif Eissa (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt's embassy in South Africa is following the results of investigations into the murder two Egyptians who were shot dead on 3 March in South Africa's administrative capital of Pretoria, a statement by the foreign ministry said on Friday.

The Egyptian embassy also extended its condolences to the families of 20-year-old Tamer Ahmed Sayed Ahmed of Sharkiya governorate and 32-year-old Mohamed Emad Abdel Sattar Ahmed of Menoufiya governorate, who worked in the painting and carpet business.

The two were killed while attempting to collect money owed to them, the Egyptian ambassador to South Africa Sherif Eissa said.

The embassy has completed the procedures for the victims' bodies to be returned to Egypt, according to the wishes of their families.

It also continues to correspond with South African Foreign Ministry while following investigators' efforts to catch the murderers and bring them to justice, the statement added.

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