Home Local Malema to Visit Site of George Building Collapse that Claimed 33 Lives

Malema to Visit Site of George Building Collapse that Claimed 33 Lives

by Central News Reporter
0 comment
Justice Moseneke Inquiry on Free and Fair Local Government Elections during Covid-19


Julius Malema

By Thabo Masilo – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) President Julius Malema is set to visit the site of the devastating building collapse in George municipality today at 4 pm. This tragic event, which occurred on the 6th of May 2024, resulted in the loss of 33 lives, with several others left critically injured. Malema’s visit comes in the wake of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inspection of the disaster site and his engagement with the families of those affected last Thursday.

IMG 7249
Malema to Visit Site of George Building Collapse that Claimed 33 Lives 3

During his visit, President Ramaphosa assured the nation that there will be accountability for the disaster, emphasising that uncovering the truth behind this catastrophe will take time but is of utmost importance.

The George building collapse has not only been a scene of immense tragedy but also of extraordinary heroism, as detailed by a joint media statement from Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and Local Government, Environmental Affairs, and Development Planning MEC Anton Bredell. They announced the conclusion of the rescue and recovery operation, which spanned 260 gruelling hours. The operation saw over 1,000 rescue, support, and volunteer workers tirelessly navigating through more than 6,000 tons of rubble in their quest to save lives.

“The efforts of our disaster management teams and volunteers have been nothing short of heroic, facing this tremendous challenge with unwavering determination,” Winde stated, expressing deep sorrow for the lives lost and extending his heartfelt condolences to their families.

Remarkably, the number of people present at the site during the collapse has been revised down from 81 to 62, a fact that Winde finds some solace in, as it means fewer families are mourning. Out of these, 34 individuals were rescued from the debris, though sadly, five later succumbed to their injuries in hospital. Currently, ten victims are still receiving care in hospital, while 19 have been discharged or treated on-site.

The focus now turns to the ongoing investigation initiated by the provincial government to ascertain the cause of the collapse. “This tragedy demands a thorough investigation. We owe it to the victims and their families to uncover the truth and ensure such an incident never happens again,” stated Winide, asserting the commitment to holding those accountable.

Premier Winde also praised the incredible spirit of unity and compassion shown by the residents of the province during this difficult time, highlighting the community’s support as a beacon of hope amidst the tragedy.

_______________________________________

Central News Weekly Edition 053: Download the latest special edition of Central News Print and Digital Newspaper. Top Story :   “”ANC is RUBBISH” says white woman after removing party posters in Sasolburg”. 

Download Here: 

Read all our publications on magzter:

https://www.magzter.com/ZA/Central-News-Pty-Ltd/Central-News/Newspaper/All-Issues

________________________

Central News also offers Sponsored Editorial Content, Podcasts , Radio / Social Media Simulcast, Video Production , Live Streaming Services, Press Conferences, and Paid Interviews (Video/Audio) etc.

We guarantee exceptional exposure, reach, and engagement, with an excellent return on investment.

Advertisement:

To place your advert on our platforms (Print Newspaper or Digital Platforms) : Please email : sales@centralnews.co.za

For Business Related:
business@centralnews.co.za

Newsroom:
Send your Stories / Media Statements To: newsroom@centralnews.co.za

General Info:
info@centralnews.co.za

Office Administrator:
admin@centralnews.co.za

Whatsapp / Call: 081 495 5487

Website: https://www.centralnews.co.za

Social Media Platforms (@centralnewsza) : Linkedin, Facebook, Tiktok, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube

#centralnewsza #freestate  #anc 

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept