R48 million storm damage for KZN farmers

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
Gugu Mthembu (left) the farm owner which was damaged by hail and storm recently and KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development Mrs Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi.
Gugu Mthembu (left) the farm owner which was damaged by hail and storm recently and KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development Mrs Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi.

The recent storms caused R48,2 million worth of damage to crops, livestock and infrastructure, threatening food security in KwaZulu-Natal.

This was revealed in a preliminary report by the KZN Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on the impact of the storms and heavy rains on agriculture in the province.

The department is now urging KZN residents to start home gardens as a contingency plan to help avoid an imminent food shortage as a number of farms are impassable and not operating.

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. You can cancel any time.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Daily Poll
How did the first day of school go for your child yesterday?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
All was calm, they were happy to be back
74% - 20 votes
There was some reluctance
7% - 2 votes
Big drama with lots of tears
19% - 5 votes
Vote

E-Editions

Read the digital editions of Witness here.
Read now