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Saturday, April 16, 2022

CAF President, Patrice Motsepe, donates R30 million to assist flood victims in KwaZulu-Natal

Businessman Patrice Motsepe has donated R30-million to help flood-hit KwaZulu Natal. This is one of a couple of pledges and donations that have come in to assist those affected by the devastating floods. (Read More Here).


On Friday, government announced it would be making at least R1 billion available for emergency relief, with more to come later.

The province's floods death toll has increased to 398. King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini and mining billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe, together with the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Sihle Zikalala, are visiting the area of Tshelimnyama, west of Durban to assess the extent of damage caused by the recent floods.

More than 390 people have lost their lives in the province so far with more rain expected over the weekend. Thousands more have been displaced after their homes were washed away by torrential downpours.

They will be inspecting the devastating impact of the floods and visit families who lost loved ones in the four different wards of the area.

The Department of Human Settlements says around 4 000 homes have been completely destroyed by the floods in KZN, with Tshelimnyama having been one of the areas most affected.

Businesses, residents and motorists are starting to feel the effects of the floods in as several filling stations across the eThekwini Municipality report fuel shortages.

Several stations are limiting the amount of fuel per vehicle. Motorists have been queuing at service stations since Thursday night.

Members of the taxi industry are also concerned around the impact of the shortage of fuel.

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