Ramaphosa requests joint sitting on KZN floods - Mapisa-Nqakula

Ramaphosa to address National Assembly on KZN floods

President Cyril Ramaphosa is due to address a joint sitting of the National Assembly on the floods that have devastated KwaZulu-Natal.

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the National Assembly, sitting in the Good Hope Chamber March 2022

Ramaphosa is due to address MPs at 2pm on Tuesday. 

The floods have cost over 400 lives and left billions of rands worth of damage to infrastructure in KZN and the Eastern Cape. 

The president is expected to provide details around government’s response to the flooding, which has prompted cabinet to declare a national state of disaster.

"This is to ensure that the elected representatives of the people of our country can be directly involved in oversight of the work that is needed to provide relief and to repair," said National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

Mapisa-Nqakula says that after the joint sitting, an ad hoc committee will be established to oversee government’s efforts in the wake of the floods.


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