DIRCO objects to Guy Scott's remarks on SA

High Commissioner to be summoned to explain Zambia VP's claim that South Africans are backward

South Africa to raise concern about negative remarks made by Zambia's Vice President Guy Scott

South Africa has taken note of the negative remarks on South Africa attributed to Mr Guy Scott, the Vice President of the Republic of Zambia (see Guardian report).

In view of this development, the South African Government has decided to take the matter up through the appropriate diplomatic channels.

Accordingly, we shall be summoning the High Commissioner of Zambia to South Africa to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to seek an explanation behind the remarks and what it means in the context of our bilateral relations.

Statement issued by Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, May 2 2013

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