Mdlalose family laying to rest six family members who died during floods, four still missing

The KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala is expected to pay his respects to the Mdlalose family which is today burying six of their members who died earlier this week in the devastating floods in the province.

The family members died in Inanda, but are being buried in their home in Sweetwaters outside Pietermaritzburg.

Over 400 people died in the floods.

SABC reporter Mlondi Radebe asked some family members what they witnessed on that fateful day.

“He’s telling us that his sister phoned the other kids saying they must not come back home because the rain it was bad in that area also the last born was visiting them in Sweetwaters. So, the three children are left here and they are grateful, but they are still also searching for the other four that are still missing.”

KZN Floods | Mdlalose family laying to rest six family members who died in the devastating floods:

President Cyril Ramaphosa has stated that more funds will be required to respond to the flood disaster in various parts of the country.

He said that Treasury was conducting an investigation.

On Tuesday, Ramaphosa addressed a Joint Sitting of Parliament on the devastation caused by flooding in KwaZulu-Natal, parts of the Eastern Cape, and North West.

“National Treasury is continuing to interact with various state institutions involved including the Disaster Management Centre to assess the extent of any additional funding required to respond to the disaster. It is clear, honourable members, that more money will be needed to deal with the reconstruction and rebuilding work that we must undertake. We have to ensure that all funds used to respond to this disaster are spent effectively.”

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