The eThekwini municipality has given the go-ahead for funerals in the city. Burials were temporarily halted due to heavy rainfall which led to the deadly floods experienced in KwaZulu-Natal.
The flooding in cemeteries has seen skeletal remains surfacing, forcing the municipality to close burial sites until the issue was sorted.
The death-toll from the devastating floods stands at 341 with over 40 000 people affected as a result of the heavy downpours.
Meanwhile, Human Settlements Minister Mammoloko Kubayi is one of the ministers visiting the province to give direction on how government will assist.
She said the objective of the visit was to announce how government will be intervening.
“Today, later we will announce all the packages of what we are intervening, how we are intervening and also the time frame, so to have a sense of what has been happening. The reason that I’m here is because we know that National does the transfers, we provide the necessary support. We are coming with our entities as Human Settlement because we understand the devastation and the high impact to Human Settlement.”
Human Settlements Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi visits KZN to assess the impact of the floods: