SA government pledges R60m for Idai relief

Two boys walk past an evacuation centre in Dondo, about 35km north from Beira.

Two boys walk past an evacuation centre in Dondo, about 35km north from Beira.

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MAPUTO - Government has pledged R60-million to Mozambique.

That as the country tries to deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Idai.

READ: Mozambique families devastated by cyclone tragedy

The Motsepe Foundation has pledged R15-million and media giant Naspers R1-million.

International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu visited the city of Beira on Thursday.

She's expected to also visit the Chimanimani district in eastern Zimbabwe.

READ: SANDF deployed to Mozambique following Cyclone Idai

Sisulu is set to meet with rescue teams-- including the South African National Defence Force -- NGOs, United Nations Agencies and other volunteers.

Over 700 people have died and half a million others have been displaced by Cyclone Idai.

A soldier stands next to a vehicle at a site destroyed by floods caused by Cyclone Idai.

A soldier stands next to a vehicle at a site destroyed by floods caused by Cyclone Idai.

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A destroyed vehicle seen at a flooded site.

A destroyed vehicle seen at a flooded site.

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All that is left of several homes after flooding in Mozambique.

All that is left of several homes after flooding in Mozambique.

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Questa and her handler from SAPS K9 Search and Rescue John Mbhalati ready to head out.

Questa and her handler from SAPS K9 Search and Rescue John Mbhalati ready to head out.

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