Authorities say over 100 people have been left homeless following the heavy rains in KwaZulu-Natal. The provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs says disaster management teams are continuing with assessments that will provide the extent of the damage in various municipalities.
The department’s Spokesperson Senzo Mzila says, “Heavy rains that were experienced by the province has left a trail of destruction in a number of areas, which include eMdlangeni Wards 1, 2, 3 and 5; Greater Kokstad Wards 9, 5 and 1 and also in eMfolozi and Mtubatuba. So far, no loss of life has been reported. About 138 people that were left homeless when their homes were flooded in eMadlangeni and Greater Kokstad local municipalities Disaster management teams are continuing to do extensive assessments that will provide a clear picture of the extent of the damage.”
Heavy rains causing havoc in some parts of KwaZulu-Natal:
Earlier this year, teaching and learning did not resume in 17 schools in KwaZulu-Natal due to storms that damaged some schools.
Eleven schools at KwaNyavu under the Mkhambathini Local Municipality in the midlands of KwaZulu-Natal did not open in January.
Schools damaged by storm
Basic Education Deputy Minister Dr Reginah Mhaule said the programme of fixing more than 190 schools that were damaged by storms in the province is under way. – by Nonhlakanipho Magwaza