Newsflash, 29 March

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 29 MAR ENG 2019



Cyclone Idai made a landfall on Thursday 14 March 2019 and caused widespread destruction in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Houses, roads and bridges were ripped apart and agricultural land is completely submerged in water. In Mozambique alone more than 400 people are confirmed dead.

Our sister church in Zimbabwe, the AFM in Zimbabwe, is mobilizing emergency relief for the affected areas in Zimbabwe. Catastrophic damages occurred in an around Beira in Southern Mozambique. Our members, their homes and church buildings were also damaged. At this point in time I am still waiting for information in this regard.

I am calling for donations in the form of cash, non-perishable foodstuff, maize donations from farmers, clothing, blankets and anything that will help families to set up their homes.

The National Leadership Forum (NLF) at its recent meeting in Cape Town, took a resolution to donate a sum of R100,000.00 to Mozambique and in the same amount to Malawi. Other Regional Structures have also promised financial donation.

At this stage we are focusing on Malawi and Mozambique.


Assistance for MOZAMBIQUE should be sent through AFRICA MISSIONS.

Materials and food supplies can be delivered at:
PLOT 147
Hebron Road,

Donations can be deposited into the following account:
Africa Missions
Account Number 60174970
Branch: Pretoria North (Use universal branch code)
*Please specify who made the deposit.
*Please use the following codes:
Roofing Material for Mozambique and Malawi – Moz/Mal  A
For food, transportations etc. for Mozambique and Malawi – Moz/Mal B

For any additional information contact:
Project Manager (Mozambique/Malawi Relief Work): Drienie Jacobs 079 622 4053
Admin: Gary Gilmore 071 986 2270
Office: 012 642 2965 / 012 542 2998


With regard to the AFM in MALAWI the following nine (9) church buildings were damaged:
Thawale church in Mwanza district,
Chimwanga church in Blantyre district,
Chadzunda church in Blantyre district,
Tomali church in Chikwawa district,
Thabwani church in Chikwawa district,
Mpoza Church in Chikwawa district,
Matemba church in East bank- Chikwawa district,
One church at Nchalo-Chikwawa district and
Mahame church in Thyolo district.

Approximately 600 AFM members are affected. People need food, clothes, beddings and shelters. Assistance in the form of building material, non-perishable food stuff, clothes, blankets and money will be appreciated.

Assistance for MALAWI should be sent through the AFM Mpumalanga Highveld Region which is coordinating the emergency relief.

Financial donations should be made into the following Bank Account:
AFM Mpumalanga Highveld Region
Absa Bank
Account No. 4054151766
Branch: Middelburg
Reference: Malawi Project

For additional information:
Past Victor Sibiya (Regional Leader): 082 744 4505

Let us continue to pray for all those affected by this natural disaster – for all those who have lost loved ones and their homes. Our hearts go out to every individual in this difficult time.

MG Mahlobo.

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