ANC applauds government’s financial contribution to disaster hit KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape

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The African National Congress has praised government’s relief efforts and planned interventions to deal with the flood crisis in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.

Government has availed R1-billion for emergency relief, rebuilding of homes and infrastructure and restoration of services.

ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe says the party will join efforts on the ground to assist those affected.

“We have effectively declared and made all our offices throughout the country drop off centres this Friday. Our Treasurer General Mr Paul Mashatile will lead a delegation of the National Executive Committee to KwaZulu-Natal to both in action and indeed practically express our own support to those who have been affected by this and we shall also make sure that all that we have collected whether it be food parcels or dignity pads to use that moment to also distribute those.”

Disbursement of disaster funds will be closely monitored – Minister in the Presidency