Different stakeholders to assist people of Deneysville

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Metsimaholo Municipality

The Metsimaholo Local Municipality say they will do everything in their power to restore the dignity and pride of Deneysville in the Free State after thunderstorms caused significant damage to houses over the weekend.

Approximately 600 people were left stranded and more then 150 houses were affected in the Refengkgotso area on Friday and Saturday.

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The spokesperson for the municipality, Gino Alberts, say they are working closely with the different municipalities, the SA Red Cross society, the Department of Social Development, Gift of the Givers and local businesses to assist people. He says members of the community are also jumping in to help.

Mayor Sello Hlasa handing over food parcels to a member of the affected families at Refengkgotso in Deneysville.
Mayor Sello Hlasa handing over food parcels to a member of the affected families at Refengkgotso in Deneysville.

“We take pride in the co-operation that we are getting from the community like the friends, families and neighbours. Businesses are assisting us in ensuring that we give food to the affected families. We have also established a joint operation centre and a tactical disaster team. As a municipality we are also seeing on how best we can bring in the necessary resources,” says Alberts.

MARK STEENBOK