Media Statement


EThekwini , 22 April 2022: In the wake of the recent floods that ravaged parts of the Province of KwaZulu-Natal and the rescue and recovery efforts underway, the Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu has welcomed the pledges made by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) and the Church of Christ of the Latter-Day Saints pledged to support ongoing Government’s humanitarian relief efforts. 


Representatives of the NLC and the Church of Christ made the pledges after receiving the status report and meeting with Minister Zulu and KZN MEC of Social Development, Ms Nonhlanhla Khoza on the sidelines of the Provincial Day of Prayer to show solidarity with the bereaved families and to pray for those who passed away during the floods. 


The NLC will make available emergency grant funding to community-based organisations in the affected local communities to provide food, water, medicines, shelter and all other basic necessities as part of the humanitarian and recovery efforts, including psychosocial support services. 


The Church of Christ will provide food parcels, cooked meals and cooking utensils as they recover from the devastation and rebuild their lives. The volunteers from the Church will assist with packaging and distribution of food parcels in areas affected by the disaster. 


Welcoming the pledges, Minister Zulu commended the NLC and the Church of Christ’s contribution, adding that they will go a long and immeasurable way in giving hope in the midst of despair. 


“The floods have destroyed people’s houses, livestock and infrastructure. I have seen some of the families that have all or most of their possessions. Thanks to your generous support, we will restore the hope of these families by providing them with essential supplies such as water, blankets and cooking utensils as they slowly begin to whether the crisis and rebuild their lives”, said Minister Zulu. 


Part of the contribution will be directed towards humanitarian relief efforts in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape which were also affected by disasters.    




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