Media Statement by the Motsepe Foundation donation to KZN flood Relief

On Saturday 16 April 2022, The Motsepe Foundation visited the flood-ravaged areas of KwaZulu Natal, announcing a R 30 million donation to the KZN Flood Relief to rebuild communities most affected.

The Motsepe Foundation is working with His Majesty King Misuzulu Zulu, National as well as provincial government represented by the Premier, eThekweni Mayor, local councillors, religious leaders. A committee chaired by Archbishop Makgoba met on Sunday, 18 April 2022 to identify the most urgent and immediate priorities to ensure that support reaches those most afflicted.

The immediate priorities that have been identified are:

– Provision of water. To date 224 000 litres of drinking water has been distributed to 11 200 households in Chatsworth, Tongaat and Ntuzuma. There are currently 6 trucks in rotation, with an additional 4 trucks to be added in the coming days.

– Supporting families with burial of their loved ones.

– Sanitation, specifically the provision of portable toilets at identified shelters and sites

– Electrification – generators to be provided at identified shelters and sites

– Food

– Provision of care packs for displaced families at the shelters – more so women and girls who are in need of toiletries and sanitary towels.

– Toys will also be provided to children to ensure they continue to play and remain active during this time.

“In times like this, we must all work together to provide immediate relief and comfort to those who have lost homes and loved ones. The Motsepe Foundation is grateful that with our partners, we are able to provide some help in this disaster” said Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, co-founder and CEO of the Motsepe Foundation.