Now KZN is drowning in plastic after deadly floods

25 April 2019 - 06:03 By Lwandile Bhengu, Nivashni Nair, Suthentira Govender and Orrin Singh
President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the community of Mpola in Mariannhill
President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the community of Mpola in Mariannhill
Image: THULI DLAMINI

Torrential rains pounding KwaZulu-Natal not only caused devastating flooding and mudslides that left more than 60 people dead, it also brought the province to the brink of an environmental disaster.

As mop-up operations continued and President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the affected areas on Wednesday, environmental activists in Bayhead and Durban harbour worked tirelessly against a deluge of plastic flushed out from the city’s stormwater drains.

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