PRESIDENT Demetris Christofias yesterday spoke of an ‘orchestrated attack’ against the Presidential Palace after the 2011 Mari munitions blast, as he bid farewell to staff ahead of his departure.
Thanking the presidential guard, an emotional Christofias said they were the people tasked with protecting him and his family.
“They are the people who kept the Presidential Palace intact at the time of the great attack, the orchestrated attack, after the Mari accident,” he said. “I want to thank them wholeheartedly.”
The July 2011 blast killed 13 sailors and fire fighters and incapacitated the island’s biggest power station, causing rolling power cuts for around a month.Read More