Disaster relief group, Gift of the Givers has brought welcome relief to residents of Mdantsane and Duncan village in the Eastern Cape who have been severely affected by this weekend’s heavy rains.
Thousands of shacks have been washed away and hundreds more have been severely damaged by the storm. According to the Weather Office, around 40 millimeters of rain were recorded.
Videos on social media showed cars being washed away and people battling to keep their homes dry.
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Eastern Cape Gift of the Givers co-ordinator, Corene Conradie says, “Families are left without food clothing or shelter. These families are heart broken and in tears. The little bit of clothing and food they were able to save are full of mud and not of use. They have lost everything. Gift of the Givers is on the ground to assess the situation as the list of affected families is slowly increasing. The immediate need is shelter, food, blankets, mattresses and clothing which our team will be distributing.”