The government has welcomed an investigation into the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, is believed by Turkish officials to have been killed and dismembered after entering the Saudi consulate on October 2. The disappearance has sparked criticism of the Saudis, with cancellations by some major guests of the kingdom’s upcoming Future Investment Initiative conference, nicknamed “Davos of the desert”. In July, President Cyril Ramaphosa secured a $10bn investment agreement from Saudi Arabia, and more recently, Reuters reported that Saudi Arabia is mulling taking an equity stake in Denel. The department of international relations said in a statement on Wednesday that it was joining the international community in “expressing concern” over Khashoggi’s disappearance. “Government welcomes the ongoing diplomatic interaction between the Republic of Turkey and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as...

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