Flood destruction: KZN wants disaster declared as damage scales R1bn


The cost of damage to various parts of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) following last week’s heavy rains and localised flooding has run into billions of rand, Premier Willies Mchunu said on Monday.

“The estimated damage currently stands at R1.1bn with the eThekwini damage alone estimated at over R685m. Railways, roads, houses full of furniture and personal possession were damaged and at places destroyed entirely,” Mchunu said at his Durban offices.

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