Jagersfontein, South Africa: Old Mutual and Red Cross partnered with the Department of Social Development in delivering donations today for Jagersfontein disaster victims currently staying at Sandstone and President hotel.
The purpose of this engagement is to bridge the gap that has been created by the mine sludge dam that burst two weeks ago on Sunday.
According to Old Mutual provincial board chairman, Mr William Moroka, Old Mutual, under its Social Investment Arm, interacts and engages communities and helps bring about visible changes in the communities at large.
One of the members of the Jagersfontein community, Me Pinkie, also relayed the events to Old Mutual representatives on what happened on that fateful day.
The MEC for Social Development, MME Mamiki Qabathe, thanked all stakeholders for jumping on the bandwagon to help the community of Jagersfontein to get back to what it was.
Qabathe acknowledged stakeholders such as Home Affairs, who came on board to assist with lost ID documents applications; SASSA with SASSA Grants cards and vouchers; as well as the Red Cross, which provided clothing vouchers according to identified individual and family needs.
Moreover, the free state MEC of social development ‘Mamiki Qabathe” gives a special message of support to Jagersfontein disaster victims.
🟥VIDEO🟥 FREE STATE MEC OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT MAMIKI QABATHE GIVES A MESSAGE OF SUPPORT TO JAGERSFONTEIN DISASTER VICTIMS pic.twitter.com/2QBrRYilty
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Several NGOs donated food parcels and blankets to the victims of the Jagersfontein disaster. Imdaad Foundation’s Irfaan Ahmed speaks to one of the news channels about their work in assisting victims.
Several NGO's donated food parcels and blankets to the #Jagersfontein disaster victims. Imdaad Foundation's Irfaan Ahmed speaks to #Newzroom405's @TumaoleMohlaol2 about their work in assisting victims. pic.twitter.com/FC9SujomBj
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South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa‘ also promised the disaster victims that government would assist the support the Free State after the mudslide disaster, which hit the small town on Sunday.
Donations of bottled water, Dignity packs, Children’s Napkins and other essentials were donated by Old Mutual to MEC Mamiki Qabathe yesterday in Bloemfontein. More donations will be given to other Jagersfontein disaster victims in Jagersfontein today afternoon.