South Africa offers to help Mozambique cope with cyclone havoc

Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The South African government has indicated its readiness to offer assistance to Mozambique following the havoc the latter suffered from Cyclone Japhet last week.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said Tuesday that South Africa had not yet received any request for assistance from Maputo, but was on standby, should Mozambique need help.

The cyclone hit the coastal province of Inhambane, killing 19 people and leaving many others homeless.

President Thabo Mbeki has since sent a message of sympathy to the Mozambican government.


Pan African News Agency
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