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ANC condolences for flood victims

2012-12-11 21:11

Johannesburg – The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal conveyed its condolences on Tuesday to the families of those killed by flooding in the province.

"Our hearts go out to the families who have lost their loved ones in the floods," provincial spokesperson Senzo Mkhize said in a statement.

"Many of our people have had their homes and valuable belongings washed away or destroyed by floods."

Ten people were killed and three went missing during heavy rains in the region, provincial Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube told reporters in Durban earlier on Tuesday.

The ANC commended the provincial government's response.

"We urge community members to be on high alert and co-operate with government officials during [the] evacuation process in order to avoid further loss of life," said Mkhize.

With more rains predicted for KwaZulu-Natal, the ANC called on the provincial government to put disaster teams on high alert across the province.

Mkhize urged motorists to be careful and people to help their neighbours.

"The culture of ubuntu should prevail in this trying time," he said.

The ANC called on the provincial cabinet to declare most of the affected areas disaster zones so people could receive the required attention.

 

Comments
  • fortux.mnisi - 2012-12-11 21:19

    Poor ppl my deepest condolences

  • godfrey.welman - 2012-12-11 22:13

    This is such a disater and still the ANC looks to Govt only to assist, how about digging into the Millions they generate from Govt tenders though their investment arms.

  • bill.mckimm.9 - 2012-12-12 00:52

    Condolences is about all the victims are likely to receive from the ANC. Help from ANC government is not an option because of their incompetance and funds have all been taken by the ANC thieves.

  • sylvia.shaw.7 - 2012-12-12 05:18

    Condolences cost nothing, so easy to say. Those people shouldn't still be living in shacks after all these years of ANC rule.

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-12-12 08:22

      How many RDP houses could be built with the money spent on Nkandla???? That would have been a start!

  • mc.segal.5 - 2012-12-12 10:43

    Want Votes? Put your money where your condolences are. Bank of Nkandla will help.

  • ivan.vanheerden.3 - 2012-12-13 08:29

    Talk is cheap, money has all been spent buying the whiskey. ANC only good for talking and looting. Maybe if the drains had been kepot clean and roads and bridges repaired/maintained the flood damage would be mitigated. The roads agency hasn't spent it's budget though incompetence so next year that money, that desperately needed to be spent, will not be available. Viva ANC Monkies Viva

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