18 April 2022
I, on behalf of the people of Malawi, would like to convey deepest sympathies to the President of South Africa, His Excellency Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa and to all South Africans for the loss of life, property and social order due to destructive floods that have affected KwaZulu Natal Province.
We commiserate with our brothers and sisters because of the Ubuntu that binds us as family, by which the anguish from the death of over 450 people who have lost their lives touches us personally.
Additionally, given our own recent experience of natural disasters that left a trail of death and destruction here in Malawi only weeks ago, our hearts doubly break with South Africans everywhere.
As South Africa’s friend, Malawi stands in solidarity with the President and people of South Africa in this time of need. And as Chair of SADC, Malawi is collaborating with her regional partners to urgently render the necessary moral and material support towards relief and recovery efforts aimed at ensuring a return to normalcy for the people of KwaZulu-Natal.