Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister, Doctor Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has urged KwaZulu-Natal municipalities to speed up aid to communities affected by recent floods.
Dlamini-Zuma conducted an oversight visit to the Provincial Disaster Management Center in Pietermaritzburg.
She was taken through the warehouse where food, mattresses and other necessities are being kept before final allocation is done for various communities.
Dlamini-Zuma says it is up to municipalities to place orders.
“That stuff is waiting for them to pick it up and say we need so much there. It is not something to be done from the national level. From the national level we must make sure the stuff is there. From the local level they must make sure the stuff move,” says Dlamini-Zuma .
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Donations to assist families
Meanwhile the Ethiopian business community in Durban has joined a number of companies in pledging donations to assist families that have been affected by floods in KwaZulu-Natal.
At least 430 people have died in the floods in KwaZulu-Natal and more than 50 people are still missing.
Damage running into billions of rands has been caused by the floods.
The Ethiopian business community Spokesperson Cosmos GebreMichael says they hope this will integrate their communities.
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