President Mnangagwa expresses sympathy to SA flood victims

Staff Reporter

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed deep sympathy to South Africa following floods that has claimed lives of over 300 South Africans this week.

Writing on his Twitter handle yesterday, President Mnangagwa said he was horrified by the news of the floods and has pledged Zimbabwe’s support to South Africa.

 “Horrifying news from South Africa today. My deepest sympathies to all those affected by the flooding and to the great people of South Africa. Zimbabwe stands with you President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa,” said President Mnangagwa.

Reports filtering from South Africa revealed that at least 306 South Africans have fallen victim to the floods that also left a trail of destruction. The same floods destroyed roads, homes and other public facilities.

Meanwhile, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the floods as a “catastrophe” and a “calamity”.

“Bridges have collapsed. Roads have collapsed. People have died. This is a catastrophe of enormous proportions,” said President Ramaphosa.

President Ramaphosa added that the search for missing persons was still going on and highlighted that the floods were part of the adverse effects of climate change.

“The disaster is part of climate change. We no longer can postpone what we need to do in order to deal with climate change. It is here, and our disaster management capability needs to be at a higher level,” said President Ramaphosa.