KZN floods | eThekwini municipality tries to rebuild

Some of the residents who lost their homes in the Durban floods will soon get the keys to new properties. eThekwini Deputy Mayor, Philani Mavundla, was inspecting the progress in Wyebank. Heidi Giokos, is following that story. Courtesy of #DStv403

WYEBANK - Many families in KwaZulu-Natal didn’t only lose their loved ones, but also their homes in the floods.

Some are still staying in shelters while others are staying with neighbours.

The eThekwini municipality is on a mission to help as many families as possible with the support of businesses and sponsors.

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Deputy Mayor Philani Mavundla got businesses to sponsor new homes for many flood victims.

“We have been very to our own people. There are more people who live in informal settlements furthermore if you look at what happened in April, some of the people who lost their homes are homes built by us as a government, at the wrong places," Mavundla said.

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"Those houses were washed away. Now we got to a stage where we can’t be crying forever we need to rebuild. So what we’ve done is we’ve spoken to a number of businesspeople in the construction industry to say listen, you’ve benefited so much can you ploughing back to your own people. They’ve agreed. This is one site where a house will be built for the Sithole house.”

The deputy mayor is still identifying flood victims who have been left homeless to assist.

He's also calling on those who can help to do so as many are still reeling from the floods.


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