Local News/ 05 May 2022, 13:43pm/ Thabiso Ndobo
Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela, Members of Executive Council and Free State search and rescue team: image Morena Lephepelo.
Bloemfontein: KwaZulu Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala, thanked the Free State Province and Free State Search and Rescue Team for lending a helping hand following the devastating floods that swept through KZN in April.
The Free State department of health deployed seven emergency medical services personnel to assist the disaster management team in KwaZulu-Natal, following after the province was hit with floods resulting in over 400 deaths and leaving thousands injured and without shelters.
According to Free State Premier, Sisi Ntombela, “The rescue team worked tirelessly with an incredible show of bravery under very difficult conditions only a few can bear. With quite a large number of people reported missing or unaccounted for, the team worked relentlessly around the clock to help the search.”
Ntombela praised the Free State team for their sacrifice and heroic efforts.
“The team’s exploits in KZN was an exceptional display of selflessness, a rare quality that explicitly and unashamedly shows love for one’s fellow countrymen” she added
The Free State provincial executive council (EXCO), which met with the Free State Search and Rescue Team in KwaZulu Natal has sent its gratitude to people of Free State who continued making donations to those affected by the floods in KZN.
The Province is expected to send more aid, to those who are affected by floods in the province.
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