Hon Speaker, the IFP conveys its deepest sympathies to those South Africans who have found themselves victims of the recent severe flooding in many parts of our country. We take this opportunity to salute the men and women of our disaster management services in various provinces for the sterling work they are doing and the countless lives they have saved.
We call on our government to extend every possible form of logistical support to communities that are hit by these floods and, if necessary, to declare the worst hit regions disaster areas. We also call on the communities that are affected to work together with the government to rebuild their areas and re-establish their lives. Thank you. [Applause.]