Ladysmith residents call for working solutions to stop flooding

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K-9 Search and rescue from Pietermaritzburg and Ladysmith using rubber boats to evacuate people from Alexander and Forbes Street. Lower parts of Ladysmith is flooded, due to the Klipriver bursting its banks Sunday night.
K-9 Search and rescue from Pietermaritzburg and Ladysmith using rubber boats to evacuate people from Alexander and Forbes Street. Lower parts of Ladysmith is flooded, due to the Klipriver bursting its banks Sunday night.
Claudine Senekal / Ladysmith Herald

Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, has suffered continuous flooding over the years with no mitigation measures from local government.

Heavy rains, as seen last Monday, have led to the closure of businesses between Lyell and Alexander roads.

The most hard-hit areas are the southern parts of the town as they are situated on the flood-plain of the Klip River. No clear answers were immediately available on what uThukela District, and its Alfred Duma local municipality have done over the years to mitigate flooding.

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