South Africa to deliver tonnes of maize meal to Zimbabwe

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The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor will travel to Zimbabwe on Tuesday, 25 May 2021, to officially hand over the first consignment of aid that South Africa is providing to the people of Zimbabwe who were affected by severe flooding in 2019 (Cyclone Idal).

The ministry said the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa will receive the consignment on behalf of the people of Zimbabwe at the State House in Harare, Zimbabwe.

In March 2019, South Africa responded to an appeal from the Zimbabwe Government for humanitarian assistance in response to infrastructure destruction and loss of human life caused by severe flooding (Cyclone Idal).

South Africa, through the African Renaissance and International Cooperation Fund (ARF), pledged R50 Million in humanitarian support to assist those affected by the cyclone in Zimbabwe.

The assistance consists 450 000 bags of 12,5 kg maize meal, to be distributed to the affected families.

The department of International Relations and Cooperation said he outbreak of the Covid19 delayed the implementation of the project, which will now be completed by September 2021.

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