Message from the French Ambassador [fr]
"Message from the French Ambassador :
It is with great sadness that I learnt the death of Denis Pietton. He was a friend, and recently told me how happy he was to come again to South Africa in his capacity of President of the French Institute.
I know how his stay in South Africa deeply contributed to the strengthening of friendship and cooperation between our countries. He was, as an Ambassador, very much valued and appreciated by all, be it the French community or his numerous South African friends.
In the name of the staff of the French Embassy in Pretoria, and in the name of the French communities in South Africa and in Lesotho, I wish to express my deepest condolences to his family.