Relief efforts underway in Ladysmith

Disaster management rescue teams have been dispatched to Ladysmith, following heavy rains which led to the Kliprivier bursting its banks and flooding parts of the CBD. Many homes have been flooded. For more on the relief efforts in the area, we are joined by the national projects coordinator for Disaster Response & Poverty Eradication at the Al-Imdaad Foundation, Abed Karrim. Courtesy #DStv403

LADYSMITH - Evacuations are continuing on Monday evening in Mandeni, due to the Uthukela River bursting its banks.

Disaster management teams have taken at least 20 families to a place of safety.

READ: Ladysmith and Msinga residents evacuated after floods

Meanwhile, dozens of Ladysmith and Msinga residents in KwaZulu-Natal have been evacuated following flooding in the province.

The rains led to local rivers bursting their banks over the weekend.

KZN Cogta MEC Sipho Hlomuka says at least 70 residents have been moved from flooded areas to an indoor sports centre.

Hlomuka's urging communities living in low-lying areas to seek shelter immediately.

So far, there has been no report of loss of life or injury.

The MEC says over R3.3-billion in damages has been incurred since torrential rains began battering the province a few weeks ago.

At least 25 people have died across the province.


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