Family appeals for support

2011-01-25 00:00

THE recent heavy rains experienced on the South Coast have left many houses in rural areas severely damaged, some beyond repair.

The Hlophe family from Bhobhoyi near KwaGanyaza have appealed for support to rebuild their house after it suffered extensive damage.

Daughter Ncamisile Hlophe told The Witness their one-roomed house is on the brink of collapse due to dangerous cracks.

She said the cracks have been caused by the recent heavy rains in the area.

“I am unemployed and my brother works part-time,” she said. “Our room could fall in at any time because there is a big crack in the wall.”

“I am afraid it will kill my mother when it falls, because she is always sleeping due to her weak health condition,” she said.

Hlophe said she has reported the matter to local councillor Teresa Nkonyeni, who said the family will need to wait for assistance.

She said she will now approach the municipality for help.

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