South Africa calls for cessation of hostilities in Sudan

Media Statement


15 April 2023


South Africa calls for cessation of hostilities in Sudan


The Government of the Republic of South Africa has noted with concern and strongly condemns the fighting that has erupted this morning in several parts of Khartoum, and other areas outside the capital between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).


The South African Government calls for peace and calm among the parties involved in the conflict, in keeping with the AU objective of silencing the guns on the continent.


South Africa appeals to the different factions of the Sudanese army to immediately cease all fighting, spare the Sudanese people any further violence during this holy month of Ramadan and immediately return to the negotiation table, to agree on a sustainable military and security sector reform programme, as part of the Final Agreement towards the restoration of a civilian-led transitional government in Sudan.


The situation in Sudan is disturbing as it affects ordinary people who have suffered from instability in the country over a prolonged period. \


South Africa joins AU, the IGAD and the UN Secretary-General António Guterres in their call on the parties to return to the negotiating table and continue their dialogue with the aim of transitioning the country to a civilian-led government.


Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974




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