Southern Africa continues counting the devastating impact of Cyclone Idai which has battered parts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe as well as Malawi.
The call for assistance has started trickling in. South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, launched a request for help from local Non-Governmental Organizations and individuals.
The appeal was: “to make donations towards humanitarian aid for the people of Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai.”
South Africa suffered an indirect impact of the cyclone after power supply from Mozambique was affected. The president, Cyril Ramaphosa, also deployed the army to help Mozambique manage the unfolding crisis.