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Emotional farewell for ‘brave’ police diver who drowned in S.African floods

Emotional farewell for ‘brave’ police diver who drowned in S.African floods

"BRAVE and fearless" is how colleagues remember South African police diver Busisiwe Mjwara, who drowned a week ago while searching for flood victims during one of the country's worst natural disasters in living memory. Torrential rains on April 11-12 triggered a deluge of muddy destruction that claimed around 435 lives and displaced thousands of people as homes and roads were swept away in widespread damage initially estimated at 10 billion rand ($639.6 million). Part of multiple, challenging search and rescue operations, Sergeant Mjwara, a 42-year-old mother of two, was pulled from the swollen Msunduzi River close to the port city…
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S.A floods: 306 dead, President visits victims

S.A floods: 306 dead, President visits victims

TIM COCKS SOUTH AFRICAN President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to help the victims of devastating east coast floods, as the death toll rose to 306 from heavy rains that washed out roads and disrupted shipping in one of Africa's busiest ports. Ramaphosa visited families who had lost loved ones in KwaZulu-Natal province, including a family with four children after floods and mudslides ravaged their homes on Tuesday. Africa's southeastern coast is on the front line of seaborne weather systems that scientists believe global warming is making nastier - and predict will get far worse in decades to come. "You're not alone…
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