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KZN Flood Damage Estimated at R1.1bn

The damaged caused by the easter weekend horrific floods in KZN are estimated to cost R1.1bn.

KwaZulu-Natal officials want the national government to declare parts of the province disaster areas after devastating floods killed 70 people.

The KZN premier, Senzo Mchunu said that the body of a man was discovered near Marian Hill on Sunday.

eThekwini will have to come up with more than R658-million towards the repairs.A total of 235 damaged homes has been recorded in Durban and this figure continues to rise as new homes are being added to the list. Mchunu said that most of the damage caused by the floods was in the eThekwini Municipality. Government has, since, pledged to assist grieving families with funeral arrangements.

“We will be supporting all the families that have been affected, particularly the deceased’s family members,” said KwaZulu Natal Cooperative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube.

“Obviously there are those that had to do the burials within the 24 hours, the ones that were done last weekend and the ones that are being done this week, the government will continue to provide that support”. 

Those who have lost their property will also receive government assistance but it’s unclear clear how long the rebuilding will take.

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