A protester runs in front of a burned barricade during a protest against Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in Bujumbur. Picture: Goran Tomasevic

Pretoria - South Africa condemned an attempt to seize power through unconstitutional means in Burundi, the Minister of International Relations Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on Friday.

Nkoana-Mashabane added that South Africa would lend its support to efforts of the East African Community to resolve the conflict in Burundi.