The Department of Human Settlements says around 4 000 homes have been completely destroyed by the floods in KwaZulu-Natal.
Teams are currently working on the ground in the affected areas.
More than 395 people have lost their lives in the province so far with more rain expected over the weekend.
Human Settlements Minister Mammoloko Kubayi was addressing the media in Durban.
“For Human Settlements, we are sitting at almost 4 000 that has been quantified to have been totally destroyed homes and 8 000 partially destroyed. And we are saying this cautiously as this is not a conclusive figure because assessments continue and there will be areas where we have not been able to access to do the assessment of the damages to the homes. So, as that happens, the possibility is that the number will go high.”
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