Tropical storm Eloise: SA records two deaths

Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gave a virtual update about the affected provinces. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - At least two people have died after tropical storm Eloise swept through parts of KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gave a virtual update about the affected provinces.

Authorities say plans were activated after warnings were issued about the devastating storm.

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Affected provinces are counting their losses.

"We are now in the process to assess the damage across all the districts where there has been flooding and implement short-term measures and relief the pressure from communities," Dlamini-Zuma said.

Representatives from the three affected provinces provided feedback.

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In Limpopo, roads were damaged and "bridges wiped away", said Limpopo Co-operative Governance MEC Basikopo Makamu.

Mpumalanga's Co-operative Governance Acting-HoD Sam Ngubane said a five-year-old boy drowned.

"The body has been discovered... there are two people who vanished and they are still searching."

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KZN Co-operative Governance MEC Sipho Hlomuka said there are 110 houses that have been partially destroyed under Umkhanyakude district in Jozini.

"We have given our people short-term intervention and make sure there's no person... [that] doesn't have a shelter."

Authorities say we are not out of the woods yet as the storm may make its way back to South Africa.

* eNCA's Khaya Khumalo reports.

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