MOTION ON FREE STATE MINING DAM WALL BURST

 The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

  1. notes wish sadness the passing on of three people after the mining dam burst its banks – flooding parts of Jagersfontein in Free State on Sunday, 11 September 2022;
  2. further notes that forty people have since been taken to hospital after sustaining injuries, while four people have been confirmed to be missing;
  3. understands that homes and vehicles were swept away, people were displaced and others lost property;
  4. commends the government of the Free State for responding in time and coordinated the multi-disciplinary teams consisting of the South African Police Service, emergency medical services, health, disaster management, social development, search and rescue personnel and engineers who offered services; and
  5. conveys condolences to the family of the deceased and wishes all the injured persons a speedy recovery.

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