South Africa will be in mourning as of today, paying respect to those who lost their lives in the recent floods that devastated the nation. This order comes from President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has ordered that the national flag should fly at half-mast between 1 to 7 May in a show of solidarity.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared the next seven days as a period of national mourning for the victims of the recent floods in the country.
The presidency conveyed that the flag has been ordered to fly at half-mast nationwide from today as a sign of 'respect' for those who lost their lives.
The president had visited communities ravaged by the floods, assuring citizens that the state would aid in rescue and recovery.
According to TimesLIVE, Ramaphosa welcomed the support extended to those affected from numerous sources:
"The president has expressed the profound appreciation of the government and people of South Africa for the messages of support received from governments around the world in relation to the recent floods."
Briefly.co.za reported recently that the KwaZulu-Natal floods have resulted in 70 deaths and R1.1 billion worth of damage.
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