The South African Government has announced an R8 million pledge to assist Sierra Leone , following the deadly mudslides in that country.

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has called on the business sector to also follow suit.

The SABC has also joined the campaign .Sierra Leone a country once ravaged by war and also dealing with an Ebola outbreak.

And now – tragedy has struck, with almost 500 people losing their lives.

The international community has rallied behind the country and South Africa has joined.

However, South Africa says it will not be sending a team to the country. This as Sierra Leone’s government has indicated that it has halted the search.

The Democratic Republic of Congo has also lost 150 people to a similar disaster.

Meanwhile, at least eight people have died in the West African country of Guinea.

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Wednesday 23 August 2017 18:38

SABC