Kaya News Reporter
The Alfred Duma Municipality in Ladysmith has called for an investigation following the flooding in the KZN region.
According to the DA in KwaZulu-Natal, unmaintained and blocked stormwater drains and commercial development in the area are some of the contributing factors that has led to widespread flooding.
The DA will be holding councillors and officials accountable for any developments that were passed without proper plans.
Hundreds of residents had to be evacuated after excessive rains led to the central business district in Ladysmith flooding.
The Quedusizi Dam that was meant to restrict water from entering the town failed.
Rescue teams used boats to rescue people who were trapped in buildings in the CBD.
On Sunday, the Klip River burst its banks, causing a huge economic loss for business owners.
Stranded residents are being accommodated at a sports centre.
Consultants and land surveyors have been called upon to ascertain how rebuild once mop-up operations are concluded.
An estimated 70 people have been rescued over the past four days.
Localised flooding has been reported in parts of Gauteng as well.
On Monday, the East Rand noted flash floods which left motorists trapped after heavy downpours.
Kempton Park, Edenvale and parts of Boksburg and Benoni were affected.
🔴 DANGER: FLOODING IN EDENVALE AFTER HEAVY DOWNPOURS ON MONDAY | 📸 EAST RAND TRAFFIC pic.twitter.com/5ZY6TZZLYf— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) January 17, 2022
Current situation in Ladysmith – KZN pic.twitter.com/Yxvcvw2XJK— OkaMafubesi Zondo (@Thamie_Zondo) January 12, 2022
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