Tag: South Africa

South Africa sends troops to Kwazulu-Natal over flooding
South Africa sends troops to Kwazulu-Natal over flooding

The South African military is sending more than ten thousand troops to help with relief and rescue operations in KwaZulu-Natal province, following last week’s flood disaster. This comes as the authorities confirmed that more than four hundred and forty people have died in the incident, with sixty-three others still missing. The KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala, also said…

Floods kill more than 250 persons in South Africa
Floods kill more than 250 persons in South Africa

The death toll in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal has reached more than two hundred and fifty after devastating floods caused havoc in the area. Local authorities are calling for a state of disaster to be declared after some areas saw months’ worth of rain fall in one day. President Cyril Ramaphosa has visited the area…

South Africa parliament fire suspect faces terrorism charge
South Africa parliament fire suspect faces terrorism charge

South Africa’s prosecuting authorities have added a charge of terrorism against the man accused of setting the country’s parliament on fire. The suspect is appearing in a Cape Town court to apply for bail. Zandile Mafe has made his second court appearance following his arrest a week ago for allegedly setting the parliament on fire. He was…

Fire damages South Africa parliament building
Fire damages South Africa parliament building

A large fire has severely damaged the Houses of Parliament in the South African city of Cape Town. Images from the scene showed flames shooting out of the top of one building, sending thick black smoke into the sky above parliament and into neighboring streets. President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the scene and called it a terrible and…

Body of Late Archbishop DESMOND TUTU displayed in Cape Town
Body of Late Archbishop DESMOND TUTU displayed in Cape Town

This report from South Africa says the funeral ceremonies of late Archbishop DESMOND TUTU have begun, with the body lying in state at the Saint George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, ahead of the official state funeral on Saturday, which is New Year Day, January 1, 2022. The lying in state period had to be extended to two…

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