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Mayor of KwaDukuza municipality leads a successful social relief of distress intervention programme

The Mayor of KwaDukuza Municipality, Cllr. Lindile Nhaca led a successful Social Relief of Distress Intervention Programme funded by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) and implemented by the Non-profit Organisation – ACFS, at Vulingqondo Community Hall in Ward 25.

The programme saw 150 beneficiaries from Ward 1 and Ward 25 receive aid in the form of food parcels, blankets and toiletries.

During her address to the community, Mayor Nhaca welcomed the support from the NLC and alluded to the fact that the KwaDukuza Municipality experienced torrential rainfall of unprecedented proportions from the 08th to the 11th of April 2022 and yet again over the past weekend.

According to Nhaca, these heavy rains resulted in the tragic loss of ten lives and the destruction of infrastructure at a cost of over R1.1 billion. Homes, roads, and bridges were washed away; factories, warehouses, shops, public buildings, farms, and other facilities suffered the severe brunt of the floods.

Nhaca also categorically appreciated the community of Doringkop and surrounding areas for providing shelter to families that are/were affected by the floods and torrential rains.

“I want to thank the community of Doringkop and surrounding areas for assisting by providing shelter to families and friends that are/were affected by the floods and torrential rains. What this community has done is a true sign that the values of Ubuntu still resonate amongst some of us, I am happy that you said you will house your family members and friends in your homes and did not allow a situation where they would be sheltered in community halls.” said Nhaca.

Nhaca also pleaded with the community to understand that the aid being bestowed to beneficiaries is for flood victims who have been identified during the various sweeping operations undertaken by the municipality and is not in any way favouritism on the side of Councillors.

Mayor Nhaca also used the opportunity to announce that the Construction of Temporary Residential Units (TRU) in KwaDukuza had begun with Ward 15 being the first ward to benefit, she also explained that rollout was well on its way to more wards, however, many people who lost their homes would have to be relocated to different areas with services due to their properties proving not to be conducive for residential use.

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