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FF Plus in Mpumalanga demands urgent government aid to resident s in flood-stricken areas

The FF Plus submitted an urgent motion to the Office of Mpumalanga's Premier, Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane, demanding that government must provide immediate relief to all residents affected by the recent extraordinary rainfall.

The Mpumalanga government has a duty to act during extraordinary circumstances, such as with the past few weeks' heavy rainfall and consequent loss of lives.

The flooding Mlumati River has already claimed the lives of an elderly man from Kamdladla and an 18-year-old Grade 12 learner from the Shongwe High School in Driekoppies.

The South African Weather Services (SAWS) issued a media statement indicating that the Low Veld should expect constant rainfall.

The Weather Services also issued a Level 5 warning for disruptive rain on Wednesday, 8 February. Dams and rivers have already flooded their banks.

Many people were stranded in their towns on Thursday morning as the overnight rain had washed away the bridges connecting these towns to other routes.

Various roads to the Kruger National Park were also washed away.

Funds must urgently be made available for financing rescue missions and emergency supplies.

Temporary, safe shelters must be erected for residents as soon as possible so that those who live in low-lying areas, which have already flooded, can be brought to safety.

The relevant contingency plans must be urgently implemented.

The FF Plus is calling on residents to be careful seeing as rain in the province is expected to continue for several more days.FF Plus in Mpumalanga demands urgent government aid to residents in flood-stricken areas




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