South Africans journey 14 500km to combat Canada’s wildfires


Nosipho Mpande is one in all 120 girls in a second group of 400 South African firefighters who’ve arrived in Canada to assist with the acute wildfires.

She joins about 2 000 firefighters from around the globe and different provinces who’ve supplied to assist Alberta. Mpande is a beforehand unemployed South African youth educated into an expert firefighter by the Engaged on Hearth Programme.

Richardo Jacobs, additionally one of many second group of South African firefighters who’ve arrived in Canada, instructed the BBC, ‘I’ll go on the market and make the nation proud and assist and help the place I can. I’m additionally doing this for my household, for my youngsters. They’re pleased with me.’

As his son helped him pack for his courageous journey, Lulamile Nongawuze instructed the BBC, ‘I’ve seen on TV that Canada is burning like no person’s enterprise. I simply hope that God will information me and defend me.


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