MPUMALANGA PREMIER REFILWE MTSHWENI-TSIPANE CONVEYS CONDOLENCES TO THE VICTIMS OF RECENT STORMS ACROSS THE PROVINCE
04 February 2021
Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane has conveyed her condolences to the families of the victims of the recent floods that swept across the Mpumalanga Province.
This follows the passing at least 10 people during the heavy rains that followed the tropical storm which reached the Province last week. Most of the fatalities were attributable to drowning as a result of the flooded rivers.
“As the Provincial government we are saddened by the passing of our people through this natural disaster. To the families of those who have departed we say sikhala nani, akuhlanga lungehliyo.” said the Premier.
The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs remains on high alert and through the Provincial Disaster Management Centre, has provided temporary shelter and relief material such as tarpaulins, mattresses and food parcels across the Province.
“We appeal to people of Mpumalanga to continue to practice caution and vigilance when traveling on our roads. We further urge the people of Mpumalanga to please report emergency cases through our Disaster Toll Free number: 0800 202 507” concluded the Premier.Issued by Sibongile Mkani-Mpolweni
Spokesperson: Mpumalanga Premier
Mpumalanga Provincial Government
Office of the Premier
Tel: (013) 766 2453
Mobile: 082 967 2138
For interviews on the disaster, contact:
Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Mr George Mthethwa
Tel: (013) 766 6572
Mobile: 083 302 2774