Durban - Mayor Zandile Gumede has sent well wishes to the 25 South African - 20 of them from Durban - who were injured during an explosion on their tour bus in Egypt on Sunday.
The 25 South Africans are worshippers from Catholic churches in Wentworth, Bluff, Amanzimtoti and Benoni. They were all on an annual pilgrimage to the Holy lands with a local priest Father Mike Folley.
“We have learnt about this sad incident that involves a large delegation of our Durbanites, who were on a pilgrimage. We pray for a speedy recovery from this traumatic experience,” saidGumede.
“We appreciate the responsiveness of Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and our South African Ambassador to Egypt, Ambassador Vusi Mavimbela in dealing with the situation. We are also happy to learn that arrangements have been made for 23 of the injured to be returned to South Africa, while three will remain behind due to the extent of their injuries. We sympathise with the affected families and are available to offer assistance where required,” she said.
The victims were on the last day of their tour of Egypt's pyramids when the explosion rocked the bus they were travelling.