President Mnangagwa sends condolence message to South Africa

By ZBC Reporter

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sent a message of condolences to his South Aftican counterpart, President Cyril Ramaphosa ,following the death of 259 people due to floods in Kwazulu Natal, SouthAfrica.

In a statement, President Mnangagwa said he was deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of lives due to heavy rains leaving more people and communities homeless.

“I have been deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of more than 259 lives in the South African province of Kwazulu Natal, leaving many more people and communities homeless and destitute following three days of torrential rains,” he said.

“On behalf of Government and the people of Zimbabwe, and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to extend my deepest, heartfelt condolences to you, my dear brother, and through you, Cde President on the terrible tragedy that has befallen our people,” he added.

President Mnangagwa also assured South Africa of Zimbabwe’s support.

“The people of Zimbabwe stand by you in this hour of bereavement and great need.”