South Africa: Limpopo declares disaster area

source: IOL
December 11 2008 at 07:52AM

The Limpopo provincial government has declared the cholera-hit Vhembe area a disaster area, the office of the Premier said on Wednesday.

Spokesman Mogale Nchabeleng said the Limpopo Executive Council took the decision at the Peter Mokaba stadium after the Department of Health and Social Development presented a report on how provincial government was responding to the challenge.

“The report indicated that with the massive influx of Zimbabwean nationals, most people are infected with cholera bacteria. To date, no less than 664 people have been treated with cholera and practitioners are [continue reading]

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