The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has successfully conducted search and rescue mission during the flooding in both Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. Heavy flooding has resulted in distress and a need for humanitarian assistance.
Four Oryx helicopters from the South African Air Force have since been deployed in Makhado and Hoedspruit. Sixty people have been airlifted off the life-threatening situation by the South African National Defence Force.
The South African Military Health Service is also on standby to render humanitarian support.
Issued by: Department of Defence