Human Settlements Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says her department will start providing temporary housing to flood victims in KwaZulu-Natal from Tuesday next week.
Kubayi says government has already allocated funds to the construction of houses that floods damaged in the province.
The death toll now stands at 395.
Kubayi briefed the media in Durban on Saturday.
“We have started redirecting the funds as we’ve gone to the communities. We found some of the mud houses that have collapsed and now we have prioritised removing the mud houses. From Tuesday, the temporary houses will start to move on-site to be able to provide relief for those in the halls. We will need land from the municipality, the work we are doing is temporal where we find glitches. We will report back to communities and South Africans at large,” says Kubayi.
[PICTURES]: Media briefing following site visits to flood-stricken communities in the eThekweni Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal. Minister @mmkubayi has announced interventions by the Department to assist the province. #KZNFloods #HousingTheNation pic.twitter.com/mXtggFKiK1
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