Gunmen storm hotel in Mali
Authorities are yet to verify the safety of South Africans who are believed to be in the hotel.
JOHANNESBURG - The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) is trying to get information following reports that a hotel has been stormed by gunmen in Mali.
South Africans are believed to have been booked into the hotel which is used by United Nations staff.
The Malian military says a body can be seen from one of the building's windows but there's no confirmation on whether South Africans were caught up in the fighting.
But it's confirmed that two soldiers have been killed.
The department's Nelson Kgwete said, "We have taken note of the situation in Mali and we have dispatched officials from our embassy to interact with authorities and verify whether South Africans citizens were indeed affected by in the situation."