President Muhmmadu Buhari has extended his condolence to the government and people of South Africa over the loss of lives resulting from torrential downpours and mudslides.
Buhari in his statement said he is “profoundly touched by the unfortunate incident.
The president expressed his sympathy to the families affected by the disaster. He prayed that God would grant the families involved, the fortitude to bear the loss.
Buhari expressed his condolence in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Saturday.
In his words, the statement reads; “I am saddened by the loss of lives and destruction caused by the natural disaster. Such disasters destroy within hours everything the people have laboured for, forcing many to start from the scratch.
”This is particularly difficult for developing countries battling with poverty,’’ he said.
“Our prayers and sympathies are with the people of South Africa as they struggle to overcome the devastating impact of these floods,’’ the president added.