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President to address nation on widespread flooding

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will this evening, Monday, 18 April 2022, address the nation on the government’s response to catastrophic floods which have devastated parts of KwaZulu- 
Natal and the Eastern Cape.
 
The address follows a special Cabinet meeting yesterday where government assessed the social and economic aftermath of flooding in the two provinces and work underway to provide relief and rebuild. 
 
President Ramaphosa visited the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality on Wednesday, 13 April, where he received an update incorporating the responses of local, provincial and national authorities to the provincial disaster.
 
The President has since the start of the emergency undertaken consultations with the National Disaster Management Centre and the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Disaster Management. 
 
The President has postponed a Working Visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to attend to the impact of severe weather events that have since affected the Eastern Cape as well.
 
The President’s address will take place as follows: 
 
 
Date: Monday, 18 April 2022 
Time:  20h00
 
The address will feature on major news channels and Presidency and government digital platforms.
 
 
Media queries: Tyrone Seale, Acting Spokesperson to the President
 
Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria