Today, 8 June 2017 around 01h30, the Western Cape Premier, Ms Helen Zille, visited the Eden DM Joint Operation Centre (JOC), on her way to Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
During her visit, Mr Gerhard Otto, Eden DM Disaster Management Manager, who also act as the JOC Incident Coordinator, gave Premier Zille a synopsis of the past two days’ happenings. All provincial stakeholders involved, gave the Premier a brief feedback of their departments’ interventions as well as challenges.
“At this point, no fire is under control,” said Mr Otto.
Straight after the briefing, Premier Zille departed with the Eden DM Executive Mayor, Cllr Memory Booysen and the rest of the delegation, to inspect the affected areas in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.