Ten Durban families still stuck in community hall two years after floods

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Ntombifuthi Mkhize has been living with her four children in the hall since 2019 after her home was swept away by floods.
Ntombifuthi Mkhize has been living with her four children in the hall since 2019 after her home was swept away by floods.
Thabiso Goba

Ten Durban families who were victims of the deadly 2019 floods are still living in the Umlazi Q community hall, two years after the incident.

Infamously known as the Durban Easter floods, back in April 2019, the heavy rains and flooding throughout the City claimed 85 lives, left thousands injured and infrastructure damage that amounted to thousands of rands.

Many people, especially in Umlazi Township, who lost their homes during the floods were placed in temporary shelters while eThekwini Municipality helped rebuild their homes or relocated them.

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