Political parties continued visiting flood victims on Friday.  The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the province and National Freedom Party (NFP) spent the day in the Ethekwini Metro in areas devastated by this week’s torrential rains.

The DA leader in KwaZulu-Natal Zwakele Mncwango’s first stop was at Umlazi township. He visited H section where an RDP house was filmed on video collapsing.

The video went viral. Mncwango blamed government for building poor quality houses, saying the houses were also built on river banks because government did not care.

Mncwango wants construction companies responsible for building the houses to rebuild them.  “They must take the blame because we warned them about these RDP houses since 2010. The Mpisanes can’t be left out of this because it’s them who did the work.”

Meanwhile NFP chairperson Vikizitha Mlotshwa was also in Umlazi. He met flood victims accommodated at a local hall. He criticised the Metro’s drainage system. “Drainage system is no longer cleaned that is why we have water flooding.”

Both parties offered food parcels to the flood victims.