The DA has made an urgent call to the Northern Cape government to support firefighting initiatives in the Kalahari region with airplanes and helicopters. (Watch video below.)
The desperate plea has come from firefighting teams that have been battling raging fires in the area between Kuruman and Danielskuil, Kuruman and Kathu, and in the Lohatlha area, for the past three days.
The fires have broken out in the exact same area as they did in 2021 and have caused untold damage to thousands of hectares of land and livestock. Three houses, in the Savanna area between Kuruman and Danielskuil, also burnt to the ground.