SABC News - Zuma repeats call for Gaza ceasefire:Thursday 24 July 2014

Zuma repeats call for Gaza ceasefire

Thursday 24 July 2014 11:06

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President Jacob Zuma during the Presidency's Budget Vote in Parliament.

President Jacob Zuma during the Presidency's Budget Vote in Parliament.(SABC)

President Jacob Zuma repeated his government's call for a ceasefire in Gaza.

"South Africa joins the United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon in calling for an immediate ceasefire by all sides, and a resumption of the flow of humanitarian aid to the suffering people of Gaza," he told MPs.

Opening debate in Parliament on the presidency's R1.2 billion budget, he said South Africa, like all peace-loving nations, was shocked and dismayed by the violence and loss of life in Gaza.

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