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We mourn the loss of lives in both KZN and EC due to floods

PRESIDENT CYRIL Ramaphosa says emergency funds will be released to assist the KwaZulu Natal flood victims.

We mourn the loss of lives in both KZN and EC due to floods

PRESIDENT CYRIL Ramaphosa says emergency funds will be released to assist the KwaZulu Natal flood victims.

The deadly floods have claimed at least 51 lives.

“Money is going to be mobilised to assist our people. These are emergency situations that we budget for, so resources will be mobilised in the biggest way so that our people who are currently in need are assisted.”

Ramphosa, however, said the funds will take time.

Ramaphosa will also visit affected areas in the Eastern Cape.

“It was important to come and see what has happened we pass our condolences to the families of those who have died in this disaster. We are saddened by what has happened here. The loss of life is never easy, especially when so unexpected.”

The death toll from torrential rains that ravaged KwaZulu-Natal since Monday night stands at 32, with the figure set to rise.

Rescue efforts are also under way in Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape.

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) arrived in the coastal town on Tuesday to help rescue and evacuate hundreds of residents left homeless by torrential rains.

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa praised Ramaphosa for taking action to help residents in the Eastern Cape.

Meanwhile, celebrities and musicians have sent their heartfelt messages of condolences to families affected by the floods.

Image (The devastating image of floods that has ravaged KZN. A shell-shocked community member receiving treatment from rescue workers.)

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