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Author : Ebrahim Ebrahim

ANC statement on reports of the death of Osama Bin Laden

2 May 2011

The African National Congress (ANC) strongly subscribes to the notion that world problems cannot be resolved through violence, but through peaceful means. There can therefore, be no justification for the use of violence to resolve global challenges that we daily face - whether social, political or economic.

South Africa is today hailed as a model of a peaceful transition from the tyranny of apartheid to constitutional democracy because of our belief in resolving issues around the table and not through the bullet.

It is against this background that - while we have noted reports of the death of Osama Bin Laden - we hope that his death will greatly contribute towards a peaceful resolution in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan - countries that have seen high levels of conflict.

Issued by:
Ebrahim Ebrahim
Head: International Relations
African National Congress

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