Deputy Chairperson, I move without notice:
That the Council-
1) notes that a tornado ripped through Hanover in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday afternoon, injuring scores of people, damaging homes and public infrastructure;
2) further notes that a number of homes have collapsed, countless trees have been uprooted and the electricity supply in the area has been interrupted with a number of people possibly missing and two people declared dead;
3) also notes that the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Cogta, in KwaZulu-Natal has activated disaster management teams, councillors, volunteers, nongovernment organisations, the Gift of the Givers Foundation to assist the affected communities; and
4) conveys its deepest sympathy to the affected people.
Motion agreed to in accordance with section 65 of the Constitution.