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KZN FLOOD LIVE UPDATES | Flood disaster in KZN a 'catastrophe of enormous proportions': Ramaphosa says in Good Friday church address

15 April 2022 - 14:00 By TimesLIVE
A satellite image shows a highway blocked with traffic and strewn shipping containers, after South Africa was hit with devastating floods, in Durban, South Africa April 14, 2022. Picture taken April 14, 2022.
A satellite image shows a highway blocked with traffic and strewn shipping containers, after South Africa was hit with devastating floods, in Durban, South Africa April 14, 2022. Picture taken April 14, 2022.
Image: Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

April 15 2022 - 17:31

R1bn from national human settlements department for flood-ravaged KZN

KwaZulu-Natal will receive about R1bn from the national department of human settlements after thousands of houses were destroyed during the floods this week.

Minister of human settlements Mmamoloko Kubayi and MEC for human settlements and public works Jomo Sibiya visited Molweni and KwaNyuswa on Friday morning. 

Afterwards Kubayi announced the preliminary assessment report from the provincial department of human settlements indicated there were more than 13,500 households  affected with just over 3,927 houses destroyed and 8,097 houses partially destroyed.

April 15 2022 - 14:45

Historic KZN temple damaged by gushing river during floods

A traditional prayer observed on Good Friday was cancelled at the Umhlatuzana Hindu Temple in Chatsworth after part of the 70-year-old building was demolished and washed into a nearby river during the floods on Monday.

On Thursday temple chairman Rodney Moodley told TimesLIVE after consultation they decided to cancel all festivals for up to a year for safety, starting with the traditional prayer usually observed on Good Friday.

April 15 2022 - 14:42

Flood disaster in KZN a 'catastrophe of enormous proportions': Ramaphosa says in Good Friday church address

President Cyril Ramaphosa has labelled the KwaZulu-Natal floods a catastrophe of enormous proportions the likes of which the country has not seen before.

Speaking at the Alshaddai Termagniturbanacle International Church in Ermelo, Mpumalanga, during a Good Friday service, Ramaphosa spoke about the painful loss of life caused by the KwaZulu-Natal floods.

So far the death toll in the province stands at 395, with extensive damage to numerous business and residential properties.

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