Ramaphosa announces National State of Disaster following KZN and EC floods

Ramaphosa announces National State of Disaster following KZN and EC floods

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the severity of the flooding in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape has mandated the declaration of a National State of Disaster.  

Ramaphosa made the announcement in an address to the nation.  

The President says the port of Durban is of national significance and the implications of the flooding in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape require the declaration of a State of National Disaster.  

He says the Minister of Co-operative Governance Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has been mandated to make the declaration following a weekend cabinet meeting to discuss the disaster. 

Ramaphosa says government will deal with the disaster in three phases – firstly, addressing the immediate need for humanitarian relief and to make sure people are safe. Thereafter, the government will work to ensure the stabilisation of the situation and create conditions for recovery. Thirdly, Ramaphosa says government will focus on reconstruction and rebuilding.  

He says a focus will be on new housing in areas safe from flooding. 

President Ramaphosa addresses the nation on government’s response to widespread flooding:

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