eThekwini mayor says no missing persons reported after weekend rains

Damage from the KwaZulu-Natal floods is being assessed. Roads and settlements were flooded and some schools have been forced to close. eNCA reporters Lethiwe Mdluli and Dasen Thathiah have more from the field. Courtesy of #DStv403

DURBAN - eThekwini Mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda says no missing people have been reported following this weekend’s heavy rains.

He says they are working to ensure all those left without water and electricity are assisted.

READ: KZN Floods | 1 killed, over 200 evacuated

447 people died and 89 people are still missing after last month’s devastating floods.

Kaunda said, "those who needed to be evacuated, were evacuated."

"We haven't received a report of people who are missing, besides the report the premier has made reference to of one person from Inanda who was discovered on our rivers. There were no other fatalities."

"The treatment plant which is behind us has been severely affected. In the previous disaster in April, we put some remedial measures so that people will start receiving water so all those have been washed away."

"Our teams will come back and reinstate some of the work that has been done before to ensure that people do access water. Many areas which have been affected, we have reinstated them...we are certain that by end of today, all areas will be covered in terms of those who were affected by the recent heavy rains."


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