DA welcomes EU aid as embattled KZN residents continue to suffer

Issued by Francois Rodgers, MPL – Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature
15 Feb 2024 in Press Statements

The DA in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) welcomes an offer by the European Union (EU) which will see much-needed help for 2 500 direct beneficiaries. This as the province’s residents struggle to recover from a series of natural disasters.

The DA has consistently highlighted the plight of thousands of floods and other victims in KZN, who have been left with nowhere to turn after being abandoned by the ANC government.

We therefore welcome the EU’s intervention, along with its implementing agent, the South African Red Cross Society, and express our sincere gratitude.

The offer of help also comes as the KZN’s Disaster Management Centre (DMC) remains dysfunctional. Regrettably, the DA’s long held concerns over the readiness of the Centre to properly respond to residents’ needs has now come to fruition.

It is clear that our province’s people can no longer rely on the ANC government during times of crisis. That international humanitarian aid has now stepped in is proof of this.

KZN’s citizens will have the opportunity to rescue our province when they go to the polls in the upcoming election and vote for a DA-led government that puts them first.