WATCH: Dirco appeals for donations for Sierra Leone victims


Ministerof International Relations and Co-operationMaite Nkoana-Mashabane will brief the media onwhat South Africa will dotohelpprovide relief to Sierra Leone followingdeadly floods and mudslides that left hundreds dead.


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JOHANNESBURG - The Department of International Relations held a media briefing on Wednesday afternoon.

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane appealed to South Africans to donate money to provide relief to Sierra Leone following the recent disaster caused by floods and mudslides.

Nkoana-Mashabane said government will assist relief efforts with a contribution of R8-million.

So far, close to 500 bodies have been discovered after heavy rains and mudslides.

More than 600 people are still missing.



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