The Umlazi Taxi Association says this week’s recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal have hampered their operations.
Several roads in and around Umlazi in eThekwini remain blocked after torrential rains hit the area earlier this week.
Disaster management teams continue to work around the clock to assist those in affected communities.
Chairperson of the Umlazi Taxi Association, Artwell Thabethe says, “In Umlazi, two days taxis are not working from the time. We had this water problem and now even yesterday we tried to get a TLB to help us to remove everything, the water and the sand on the road and we did it but no one came to help us to move the containers on the road to go to Durban.”
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Government to assist
On Wednesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa assured residents affected by the damage caused by heavy rains in KwaZulu-Natal, that the government will assist them.
Ramaphosa is visiting various communities in the province in the midst of the floods.
“What is painful is that a lot of people have died. Their homes have been destroyed, streets, towns and this church has been destroyed. So we said let’s go to the areas to see the damage ourselves in order to see how the government can help,” Ramaphosa.
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Additional reporting by Zoleka Qondashe.