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President Ramaphosa to visit the George collapsed disaster site in the Western Cape

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday, 16 May 2024, visit the George disaster site, following the fatal collapse of the the partially built residential building. 

Since the fatal incident on Monday, 6 May 2024, government and its disaster management agencies at all levels has mobilised personnel and resources towards the rescue efforts and providing support to the survivors and families of the deceased.  

President Ramaphosa remains deeply attentive to the rescue and recovery efforts underway and has expressed his deep condolences to the family and friends of the deceased workers. 

Ahead of the President Ramaphosa’s visit on Thursday, Ministers and Deputy Ministers in the Departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Employment and Labour, Health, Police, International Relations and Cooperation, and Public Works and Infrastructure have visited the site and have been working  collaboratively with the Disaster Joint Operations Centre, with the Western Cape Provincial government and the Garden Route District Municipality. 

The visit of the President to the disaster site will proceed as follows:

Visit to the Disaster Joint Operations Centre 
Time: 10h30
Date: Thursday, 16 May 2024
Venue:  Eden Disaster Operations Centre, George 

Visit to the disaster site and meeting with families
Time: 12h00 
Date: Thursday, 16 May 2024
Venue: George Municipal Civic Centre  Hall 

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Media enquiries: Vincent Magwenya, Spokesperson to the President -

Issued by: The Presidency

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