Storm causes major damage in Underberg

2017-12-15 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedOne of the badly damaged houses.

PHOTO: suppliedOne of the badly damaged houses.

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ON Monday, the Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality mayor, Ngeneleni Mncwabe, visited homes that were affected by a storm in Underberg­ last Saturday. She was accompanied by municipal disaster management officials to assess the damage.

The villages of Dozini, Mpumlwana, Skofile and Kulashe were affected and the mayor promised to get help for affected families.

Although assessments are still being done. In Ward 5, 15 houses were reportedly damaged and 39 in Ward 6.

The roof of the traditional court in Mangwaneni village was blown off.

Operation Sukuma Sakhe chairperson in Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Basil Ntshiza said Cogta has been alerted.

He said disaster management teams are assessing the damage and will report to the municipality to get help.

“The Department of Human Settlement has sent teams to evaluate the damage,” said Ntshiza. No injuries have been reported.

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