The number of people killed in a powerful cyclone and flooding in Mozambique has risen above 200, more than doubling the country’s death toll from a storm that could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters in the southern hemisphere.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has apologised to South Africans for the inconvenience caused by the current load shedding incidents and says it will take some time to solve the crisis.
Humanitarian group – Gift of the Givers has sent rescue teams to assist with relief efforts in Malawi and Mozambique hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Eskom board chairperson Jabu Mabuza will brief the media on the current electricity supply problems that the country is currently experiencing on Tuesday morning.
The cyclone has also killed 98 people and more than 200 are missing in Zimbabwe, the government said, while the death toll in Malawi from heavy rains and flooding stood at 56 as of last week.