The South African Ambassador to Egypt Vusi Mavimbela has confirmed that 22 of the 25 South Africans who were in a tourist bus when a bomb exploded in Egypt will return home on Monday morning.

Three other South Africans remain in hospital. This is after earlier reports that there were seven South Africans  hospitalised.

Mavimbela informed the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu of the exact numbers of South Africans involved on Sunday evening. In a statement, Department of International Relations and Cooperation Consular Services says it is in touch with all stakeholders and families.

“All logistics are being coordinated together with their families.”

Minister Sisulu has wished those admitted in hospital a speedy recovery.  “The Minister has directed the Ambassador to give them all necessary support.”