Local News / 09 February 2022, 19:34pm/ Michael Rantsho
The recent floods in Free State have claimed 8 lives:image supplied
Bloemfontein: Following devasting floods that severely affected number of areas in the Free State , Premier Sisi Ntombela flanked by various MECs and other provincial leaders are expected to visit households affected by floods in Qwa-Qwa and sorrounding areas in the next couple of days.
Speaking to The Insider, Ntombela indicated that Government’s disaster management unit has been dispatched to all the affected areas across the province.
Few weeks ago, eight people drowned amid heavy rain in different parts of the Free State, and a 13-year-old teenager went missing. The Free State police’s Water Wing recovered the bodies of eight people who drowned in different rivers.
As part of the Provincial intervertion programme aimed at providing relief to the affected areas provincial government led by Ntombela, recently visited Matjhabeng Local Municipality, where much needed relief was provided to the affected families.
Scores of families were affected by the recent floods which took place in Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality and other areas across the province.
Ntombela expressed her deepest condolences, to those who have lost their families and friends as a result of the recent floods.
“Unfortunately many families across the province have been devastated by these floods with many losing their homes and in extreme circumstances, others lost their family members, a painful ordeal indeed.” Ntombela said
Ntombela will interact with all communities and affected families.
Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality Mayor, Local-Based Councilors and other community leaders will also form part of the high profile visit.
Meanwhile residents in certain areas of Qwaqwa have been struggling to get water for number of years now, despite the promises made by Provencial government to supply water. The Provencial leardership is aslo expected to do walk about to areas affected.