The decision to call off the continental games was made by the South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa and the South African Sport Association for the Physically Disabled (SASAPD).
The Lesotho Paralympics team head coach, Thabiso Ratšoane has confirmed the cancellation of the competition, saying the athletes’ lives come first.
He said president of SASAPD has pledged to be responsible, thoughtful and transparent with their decision.
SASAPD boss, he also said has promised to do everything possible to create a safe environment for the athletes so that their lives are not put at risk.
“Preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games which are set to open on August 25, are however, continuing,” Ratšoane said.