Head of State expresses solidarity with storm victims in Mozambique and Malawi

The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, expressed his solidarity with the victims of tropical storm Freddy, in Mozambique and Malawi, which resulted in several deaths, displaced persons and the destruction of important infrastructures.

In separate messages addressed to the counterparts of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, and Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera, the Angolan Head of State said he follows with concern the latest events resulting from the tropical storm Freddy landfall.

In his letter to President Filipe Nyusi, Lourenço refers to the fact that the storm has caused, in Mozambique, the death of dozens of citizens.

In another letter, to President Lazarus Chakwera, the Angolan Head of State stresses the death of hundreds of citizens in the Republic of Malawi that “also left thousands of displaced persons”.

“I share (…) the pain of the families of the victims of this tragic event”, reads the letter in which the Angolan Head of State expressed “heartfelt condolences” to the bereaved families.

Freddy is one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the southern hemisphere. It hit central Mozambique on Saturday, causing widespread flooding, before moving inland toward Malawi with torrential rains that caused landslides.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)