South African have used social media to send their support to KwaZulu-Natal flood victims.
Two people have been killed in KwaMashu and Umlazi, during heavy rains in KwaZulu-Natal.
Two more are missing after being swept away while trying to cross a low-lying bridge in Stanger.
Meanwhile, the South African Weather Service has issued a level five warning of flash flooding and poor visibility across the KwaZulu-Natal coast.
One Twitter user, Kuhle Ntlauzana says her friend lost his home after it collapsed due to the floods.
My friend lost his home. An hour ago it collapsed due to the floods. Him and his family have lost everything ?. I’m kindly ask for donations, clothes food, anything zingane zakwethu. Even organisations or people that assist in such situations.?#KZNFloods #durban
— Kuhle Ntlauzana (@KNtlauzana) April 11, 2022
Update: Amanzi aphumile endlini, and I also managed to get out as hard as it was cause the door couldn’t open nor even close but I managed, am at a friend’s place and safe I left my place looking like this cause I was afraid what will happen if the rain continues #KZNFloods pic.twitter.com/qP7TQTgALK
— Maningi Madlala (@Ningiegh23) April 12, 2022
This rain is not stopping, it still raining hard, people are stuck in taxi ranks there’s no transport, roads are flooded, Others didn’t make it home, others arrived at home only to realize home is no more, It bad really really bad ?#KZNFloods
— ?Zoos? (@ChrisGold22) April 11, 2022
— Cebolenkosi (@CeboZwehSibiya) April 11, 2022
— Andile Gogoda® ???? (@AndileGogoda) April 11, 2022
People who use this hashtag #KZNFloods to advertise your business you are annoying.
— Nomvula wa Mkhambi ? (@MmaBalu) April 12, 2022
— SA Trucker (@rsa_trucker) April 12, 2022
— Vehicle Trackers (@VehicleTrackerz) April 12, 2022
— P Mpulo❤️⚽☠️ (@Philanmpulo) April 12, 2022
A number of roads have been affected by the flood.
— Jayshree JZEE (@JayshreeJzee) April 12, 2022
South Africans are praying for KZN and are calling for employers to be sympathetic.
— #8703 EP Out Now!!! (@VeekaySA) April 12, 2022
— Joyce?? (@JoyceRamonti23) April 12, 2022
— Tumi Sole (@tumisole) April 12, 2022
Please don’t force going to work. Call in and tell them you won’t be able to get to work, uvale ucingo. Keep your kids safe. Just take care of yours first. Everyone can see what’s happening. #KZNFloods
— Zothando (@Zothando_M) April 12, 2022
Some people can’t sleep tonight others will be homeless after tonight
— MrsBK (@MrsBK2019) April 11, 2022
Seeing all of this is so heart breaking ??? imagine after years of building a home, with our people barely making it month to month then this. Yohhh ? i can only imagine what people are going through. Take away someones home and they are left with nothing ? pic.twitter.com/X6fqKioe3l
— Jolly_joker!!?? (@njoli_joker) April 12, 2022
— Senarh (@sena_sishi) April 12, 2022
Some have called for Eskom not to continue with blackouts as emergency services and victims need electricity.
@Eskom_SA, the last thing that the people of @eThekwiniM & KZN need right now is #loadshedding. Homes are flooded and there are rescue missions being attempted, yet you switch the off the power. Give people a chance to evacuate safely. #Durban #DurbanFloods #KZNFloods #eskomkzn
— Sibongiseni Maphumulo (@SiboMaphumulo) April 11, 2022
Authorities can’t control natural disasters but had they not been corrupt, times like this wouldn’t result in so much damage… fix drainage systems everywhere, make proper stable bridges, fix the roads. praying for everyone in KZN may God protect you ❤️ #KZNFloods
— Zealot Titusson (@titusson_zealot) April 11, 2022
— The Great One (@Kash786787) April 11, 2022