President Cyril Ramaphosa wants distressed families who have been housed in shelters after the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal earlier this year to be moved to more suitable accommodation as soon as possible.
He said this while addressing the ninth provincial elective conference in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.
Though Ramaphosa received a hostile reception from some of the pro-Zuma delegates, when he finally addressed them, he took the time to address important matters affecting the province, including the devastating floods.
“I know that there are many challenges that we still need to address in the wake of these floods. As we recover from the floods, our priority must be to find suitable accommodation for those people who are still in shelters,” he said.
“There are quite a number of our people who are still in shelters, who we still need to take care of.”
As the province rebuilds, Ramaphosa said it needs infrastructure that is resilient, housing that is structurally sound and well located from a spatial point of view, so that “we no longer build or allow our people to build on ground that is unstable and dangerous”.