PREMIER LEADS AN ENTOURAGE ON A VISIT TO DAMAGED INFRASTRUCTURE
07 February 2021The Mpumalanga Premier, Ms Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane will lead an entourage of MEC, Executive Mayors and Senior officials to the disaster hit areas tomorrow. MEC for COGTA Mr Mandla Msibi, Ehlanzeni District Mayor, Cllr Jaster Sidell and Cllr Sipho Mathonsi of the City of Mbombela will accompany Premier Mtshweni Tsipane on the site visits, which include damaged roads and bridges as Mpumalanga is making efforts to respond to the emergencies.
The tropical storm, accompanied by heavy rain has left a trail of destruction in the infrastructure, including housing structures. In some instances, motorists had to be diverted to alternative roads due to severe damages, whilst some families were left homeless. Eight fatalities due to drowning in rivers, dams and water streams have occurred while 5 persons are still missing.
Details of the visits are as follows:
Date: 8 February 2021
1. Kanyamazane- Tekwane South bridge.
2. Pienaar: Lihawu bridge (near Hillary Mthethwa Secondary School).
3. Kabokweni bridge near Mango College.
The Media is invited.
For confirmation contact Sibongile Mkani-Mpolweni on 082 967 2138 or Mr Fukie Mofokeng on 072 989 6918.