FILE – Resident walk next to a dead body after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, January 13, 2010 - REUTERS
CAIRO – 9 March 2018: The Egyptian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa announced that it has contacted the South African authorities on Wednesday to officially follow up on the investigation into the killing of two Egyptian citizens in the Gauteng province.
Ayman Wallash, spokesman of the Egyptian embassy in South Africa, said that two Egyptian citizens – Tamer Sayed, 18, and Mohamed Abdel Sattar, 38 – were shot dead on March 3 in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion.
The embassy communicated with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on Wednesday to address a petition demanding the embassy be informed of the investigation’s findings.
Based on the request of the two citizens’ brothers-in-law, the embassy contacted officials to obtain body transport permits, and the two bodies were flown to Egypt, the embassy said in a press statement.
FILE - Body transport permit of Tamer Ahmed Sayed
Last November, Egyptian Mohamed Nawar was found dead in a shallow grave near a river in the reserve of Limpopo, South Africa. The investigation revealed that Nawar was killed and buried by a band of thieves who wanted his car.
Consequently, the Foreign Ministry urged Egyptian expats in South Africa to take precautions and not to walk around with large amounts of cash.