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newsANA reports that Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister Zweli Mkhize has extended his best wishes and acknowledged the firefighters and emergency workers involved in fighting the raging fires in the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape.  

In a statement on Sunday, he noted that they were “spending sleepless nights” battling the fires, evacuating vulnerable people, and rescuing those who were helpless and at risk.  The Western Cape continues to face fierce fires, with the Garden Route district being the most affected.  Firefighters, emergency medical services, police, traffic officers, defence force members, SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) officials, and other relief and rescue workers have been deployed in the affected areas.  “These are our first responders who have been on the frontline fighting fire as well as averting a humanitarian disaster ever since the fires broke out.  We acknowledge their hard work and professionalism, and wish them strength and success,” Mkhize said in the statement.

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