Some residents are counting their losses and others rebuilding their houses. A local resident, Ntombifuthi Masango says she is lucky to be alive. Her house collapsed on the family.
Masango, her husband, and three children sustained injuries.
“My husband is seriously injured. But fortunately, we are still alive. Yes, we lost everything, but we are grateful that our children are safe.”
Some families lost all their belongings including food.
Gogo Khelina Mvubu says they are now in dire need of assistance.
“The children were injured and one of them is in the ICU. My daughter-in-law is also injured. We were left without food and clothing.”
Executive Mayor of the embattled Nkomazi Municipality Johan Mkhatshwa says they are still assessing the extent of the damage.
“So far, we have dispatched a team of our officials from the Nkomazi Municipality and officials from Ehlanzeni District Municipality. They are doing an assessment in each and every household so that we will be able to determine the kind of intervention needed.”
Mayor Mkhatswa says the municipality is currently providing temporary relief in a form of blankets and food parcels to the affected families.