Co-operative Governance Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has urged KwaZulu-Natal municipalities to speed up aid to communities that the recent floods have affected.
Dr Dlamini-Zuma conducted an oversight visit to the Provincial Disaster Management Centre in Pietermaritzburg.
She was taken through the warehouse where necessities such as food and mattresses are being kept before the final allocation to various communities.
Dlamini-Zuma says it is up to municipalities to place orders of necessities.
“That stuff is waiting for them to pick it up and say we need so much there, we need so much there. It is not something to be done from the national level. From the national level, we must make sure the stuff is there. From the local level, they must make sure the stuff move [to affected communities],” explains Dlamini-Zuma.
In the video below, Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gets disaster management update:
Donations to assist families
Meanwhile, the Ethiopian business community in Durban has joined a number of companies in pledging donations to assist families that have been affected by floods in KwaZulu-Natal.
At least, 430 people have died in the floods in KwaZulu-Natal and more than 50 people are still missing.
Damage running into billions of rands has been caused by the floods.
The Ethiopian business community spokesperson Cosmos GebreMichael says they hope this will integrate their communities.
The video below is reporting that mop-up operations continues in KZN: