Sekuzongenelela Amasosha e-KZN

Written by on 12 April, 2022

By: Bongani Gina

The KwaZulu-Natal Disaster Management Centre has activated assistance from the South African National Defence Force, for them to provide aerial support where necessary.

Flooding and heavy rains are continuing to cause havoc across the province, resulting in the death of over eleven people.

The inclement weather conditions are expected to continue today and the South African Weather Service has warned of significant rainfall in eThekwini, KwaDukuza, Mandeni, Maphumulo, Ndwedwe, Ray Nkonyeni, Umdoni, Mkhambathini, Richmond, Msunduzi, uBuhlebezwe, uMlalazi, uMngeni, uMshwathi, Umuziwabantu, uMvoti, Umzimkhulu, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Umzumbe municipalities.

The provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs says residents in low-lying areas are urged to seek shelter on higher ground.

Meanwhile, eThekwini Municipality says its mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda, will visit affected areas under this metro to assess the extent of the damage.

The eThekwini district is one of the most severely hit areas in the province, witnessing landslides and the collapse of infrastructure

The municipality has also urged motorists to drive cautiously and be vigilant at all times.

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