WINDHOEK, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's Speaker of the National Assembly has denounced terrorism and extremism following the Wednesday attack near London's Parliament building.
Peter Katjavivi in a statement on Friday condemned the acts, saying what is troubling is the fact that the attack targeted the very foundation pillar of democracy of the society.
"It is against this background that we express our sincere condolences to the victims, their families as well as to our sister Parliament and its leadership," he said.
On Wednesday, four people were killed and 40 others were injured when an attacker rammed his car into pedestrians and then stabbed a police officer before being fatally shot. Another injured man died later, bringing the death toll to five.
Katjavivi said that Namibia stands with the rest of the global family to denounce the acts of terrorism and extremism.
"We will contribute in whatever way possible within our power as a democratic society to root out this vice from the ideologies that govern the sustainable future of mankind," he added.
A number of countries, including China, Singapore, Germany, Egypt and Iran, have condemned the attack. The UN Security Council on Thursday observed a minute of silence for the victims.