Ntsodo on call after disaster

2017-06-15 06:01
Area mayco member Anda Ntsodo spoke with residents from Kuyasa at storm damaged homes.                                                    PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

Area mayco member Anda Ntsodo spoke with residents from Kuyasa at storm damaged homes. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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Anda Ntsodo, the area mayco member has urged locals to bear with the City in its efforts to offer relief to families affected by the recent storm in the Cape.

Ntsondo visited four areas in Khayelitsha in the aftermath of the storm that ripped the City last Wednesday.

He said his visit was to assess the damage left by the inclement weather that took the lives of nine people around the City. He was accompanied by the City’s disaster management department.

He started at the O.R Thambo Hall where winds blew off the windows and some of the roof. He then visited the BM Section where shacks were built over flooded land.

The roofs of some of the homes were stripped away by the storm, while others were flooded.

He went on to visit homes in Makhaza and then to Kuyasa where there was extensive damage to various homes.

“We are assessing the damage and working around the clock to make sure that repairs are taking place as soon as possible.

Unfortunately because of the severity of the storm and the number of communities affected we have become inundated with calls that we set up a second centre for calls,” he said.

He said that some work has already been undertaken and urged for locals to enlist all the affected homes.

“We have plans to move the people living in shacks in the BM section and other areas so that we can re-block the informal settlements.

Re-blocking is when we create streets in these areas so that there is easy access and toilets while they are still waiting for housing,” he said. Ntsodo added that service delivery meant each household is served.

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