Work on temporary structures for Port St Johns victims starts

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Port St Johns Mayor Nomvuzo Mlombile-Cingo has reiterated that work is starting today to build temporary structures for residents affected by the recent Eastern Cape floods.

The floods claimed the lives of three people and caused damage to private and public infrastructure.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured people that a contractor will begin assessing damages today.

Mlombile-Cingo says: “The contractor is here from Human Settlements. What needs to be done today is the home that has been identified to be taken care of in Ward 5, the officials will be going to that home to assess. A temporary structure, if possible, will be worked on today. I will be there, myself, to oversee if that happens.”

In the video below, three people reportedly dead following floods in Port St Johns: