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Südafrika

10. April 2019

THE MALAWI GOVERNMENT THANKS THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA FOR RELIEF DONATIONS

The South African Government has handed over relief donations from South African companies, religious organisations and ordinary South Africans to the peoples of Mozambique and Malawi.

Yesterday members of the South African National Defence Force departed from the Waterkloof Air Force Base with various donated items which included clothes, blankets, water purifiers and dry food. Also included in the consignment was medical supplies donated by the Department of Health.

“Over the years, we as Africans have been known to join forces OR stand shoulder to shoulder in times of need. As we come to terms with the unprecedented humanitarian disaster left in the wake of Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, we have once again come together to respond to the urgent needs of the brothers and sisters in our neighbouring countries”, said the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu.

“We remain indebted to all South Africans who have heeded the call for urgent relief donations. You have demonstrated the true spirit of Ubuntu. A large number of communities have been affected by this and continued assistance will be required for a while. We, therefore, appeal to everyone to continue donating towards this just cause”, added Minister Sisulu.

Receiving the donations, the Malawi’s Minister of Homeland Security and Disaster Management Affairs, Hon Nicholas Dausi said: “We thank the people and government of South Africa for coming to assist in our time of need. These supplies came at the right time and will go a long way in assisting our people”.

The handover event ceremony in Malawi was also attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps within the country. These included country representatives from South Africa, the United States of America, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, Zambia, Tanzania and Norway.

Enquiries: Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, mabayan(at)dirco.gov.za or 083 645 7838

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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