President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed their sympathies and support for the country’s African neighbours affected by Cyclone Idai, which has resulted in widespread damage and hundreds of fatalities.
The president asserted that South Africa stands in solidarity with Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe during their time of struggle. He added that the cyclone “has demolished homes, caused deaths of hundreds, and displaced thousands of people.”
Ramaphosa has deployed the South African Defense Service to provide relief and rescue efforts for the many victims.
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South Africans shared the president’s sympathies and commended Ramaphosa for helping other countries, proud that Mzansi adopted a helpful position during the crisis. Many users expressed that the president’s message made them proud to be South African.
Social media users from the affected countries thanked the president for his kind words and tangible efforts to help improve the unfortunate situation. One user enthused that the closeness of the SADC was admirable, Briefly.co.za found.
Some Twitter users also applauded the SANDF and other rescue teams for risking their lifes doing invaluable work for the greater community.
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