Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Jacob Mamabolo condemns all violence towards foreign nationals and has announced that the Provincial Disaster Management Centre is on full alert and on standby to assist people in distress.
“In response to the recent wave of attacks to foreign nationals, the Gauteng Provincial Disaster Management Centre together with the City of Johannesburg, City of Tshwane, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Sedibeng District Municipality and Westrand District Municipality have activated their contingency plans to effectively coordinate assistance to displaced people and assist security forces to coordinate response to the recent wave of attacks,” MEC Mamabolo said.
The Disaster Management Joint Operations Centers in the following municipalities have been activated:
City of Johannesburg
The Provincial Disaster Joint Operations Centre has also been activated.
Disaster Management Officials are on standby to provide assistance in the following municipalities:
City of Johannesburg
City of Tshwane
Sedibeng District Municipality
Westrand District Municipality
In the event of an emergency, Disaster Management may be contacted on the following numbers:
City of Johannesburg: 011 375 5555
City of Tshwane: 012 358 64006300
Ekurhuleni Municipality: 011 458 0911
Sedibeng District Municipality: 016 440 1000
Westrand District Municipality: 107 or 011 951 3000
“It must be stressed that the Provincial Disaster Management Centre and Municipalities are very serious about ensuring the safety, security and well-being of all residents in the province,” MEC Mamabolo said.
The PDMC would like to thank all members of the private, public sector, NGOs and the community who have pledged their commitment and resources to assist in the plight to restore the situation to normality. It is indeed on the basis of this united redemption that we are afforded the confidence to succeed in our future pursuits.
Issued by: Gauteng Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Source : South African Government