KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC, Mrs Nonhlanhla Khoza, has praised humanitarian interventions to ease the plight of flood victims.
MEC Khoza expressed her gratitude after the Spirit Ambassadors Ministries International Church from Limpopo Province delivered over eight tons of Social Relief of Distress to be shared among the flood victims.
Led by Dr Apostle Stanley Radzilani, the church delivered food and clothes donated by different businesses from Limpopo's Vhembe District to be distributed to needy people in KwaZulu-Natal.
Accompanied by his wife Florence Radzilani and some church members, Apostle Radzilani said the church couldn't fold arms while people suffered as a result of the floods.
MEC Khoza said government appreciated the support shown by a number of people across the country and beyond borders to aid flood victims.
"Our government has been working in collaboration with other stakeholders to execute its role in the provision of humanitarian relief. We are happy that churches have also come on board. They have opened their churches to house those who lost their homes. Furthermore, we are pleased that churches travel from far-flung areas around the country to help our communities," she said.
MEC Khoza added that churches, private sector and NPOs have played a crucial role in ensuring that no one sleeps on an empty stomach.
"They have displayed decisive leadership to bring hope to the people affected. The food and clothes donated are shared among the shelters we have in the province. As government we will continue to provide support to the families. We are very humbled by the love shown to the people of our country by the victims of floods."
Apostle Radzilani also distributed food relief at
Mhlasini shelter in Verulam. He promised that the church was planning to come back with more donations for the people.
"We are going back to Limpopo to mobilise more businesses to donate to the people of this province. We are doing this as per the mandate of God and we want to assist the government because they never budgeted for this disaster."
ISSUED BY THE KWAZULU-NATAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT