President expresses sadness at natural disasters in Libya and Morocco

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed sadness at the two natural disasters that have claimed close to 8 000 lives collectively and displaced tens of thousands of residents in eastern Libya and Morocco. 

More than 5 000 people have died due to floods associated with Storm Daniel in eastern Libya, while more than 2 000 people died in an earthquake last weekend in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, President Ramaphosa expressed that South Africans felt the pain and loss by citizens of both countries. 

“South Africa shares the pain and loss felt by the people of eastern Libya and Morocco. These disasters highlight once more the frailty of life when confronted with the forces of nature,” President Ramaphosa said. –