Harare - Billionaire businessperson Patrice Motsepe and the SA government donated a combined R75m to victims of cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe, on Thursday. International relations and co-operation minister Lindiwe Sisulu led the team that visited Mozambique and Zimbabwe to assess the damage caused by the devastating cyclone that hit Beira on March 15. It has left a trail of destruction that has also affected Malawi. So far the cyclone has claimed close to 800 lives in the three countries, while hundreds of others are missing. Thousands of the cyclone’s survivors are in need of urgent assistance in terms of food, shelter, health and other basic needs. Cases of cholera have been confirmed in Mozambique while the Red Cross has warned of a “ticking bomb of diseases” and called for the deployment of medicines and health professionals to avert a full-blown health disaster. Sisulu and Motsepe, who was accompanied by his wife Precious Moloi-Motsepe, handed over bank cheques to Zimbabwe’s foreign...

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