Severe storms that have affected district municipalities such as Amajuba and Umzinyathi in Nothern KwaZulu-Natal have resulted to three fatalities.
Today police have confirmed the recoveries of three bodies at Overdale Farm in Dundee under uMzinyathi District Municipality.
The bodies were recovered follow a massive storm that has been battering the areas of Dundee, Ladysmith and Newcastle since Thursday last week.
The first body of Snethemba Nxumalo (31) was found next to the river bank. The second body of Sakheni Ncube (38) believed to be a doctor was also found floating in the river. The last body of Ayabonga Steele (9) was recovered at Ohlanga river also in Dundee.
MEC for KZN Cogta the Honourable Nomusa Dube-Ncube has sent her heartfelt condolences to families of victims.
” To ll families that have lost their loved ones we will remember them in our prayers. We urge the public to be careful as more severe thunderstorms are predicted more especially in northern parts of our province and along the berg. We are not taking any chances hence we activated our disaster management teams at the beginning of this summer. Without fail we ensure that our teams respond with speed to offer much needed help. We appeal to the public to heed our warnings via radio at all times to minimise disasters” said Dube-Ncube.
The police search and rescue units are still searching for two children who are still missing children.
KZN Cogta Spokesman Lennox Mabaso 0828842403 or Msawakhe Mayisela 0609664220