The United Democratic Movement (UDM) commiserates with the Garden Route communities who have lost so much in the fires that ravaged their lives. In particular, we express our condolences to the families and friends of those who so tragically lost their lives.
We commend the work of our firefighters and other rescue services professionals who had to operate in the most unthinkable circumstances. Those who volunteered their time and resources to assist in the evacuation of people and animals are our heroes.
The Nation’s response to this disaster, as well as to the storm wrecked communities, shows that we are a compassionate people, willing to sacrifice and help each other in time of desperate need.
As we pick up the pieces, the UDM is pleased to join hands with the hundreds of thousands of South Africans in lending a helping hand.
UDM Deputy-President Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP will spend Youth Day (on Friday, 16 June 2017) with the affected communities to assist with their basic and immediate needs.
Press Release by UDM Deputy-President, Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP