KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has sent condolences to the Langa family in Nquthu following the tragic incident that occurred on Tuesday where an 18-year-old member of the family was killed during a lightning strike at their residence in Ndindindi (Ward 13).
Reports received by the department indicate that Musawenkosi Langa died as a result of lightning strike that occurred in the evening while he was at his home. In the incident, there were no injuries to other members of the family.
Hlomuka has dispatched disaster management teams from the uMzinyathi district to provide support to the family. Hlomuka has also warned residents across KZN of the danger posed by inclement weather conditions in the province.
“We are saddened that we continue to lose innocent lives due to inclement weather conditions. As we head into the summer season, we are expecting an increase in weather-related incidents. It is for this reason that we plead with residents to take seriously all weather warnings from the department and the South African Weather Service,” said Hlomuka.