Displaced KZN flood victims are still homeless 5 months later

Displaced KZN flood victims are still homeless 5 months later

- The #KZNFloods claimed more than 70 lives and left thousands of people without homes

- 5 months later, a group of 200 people housed at Burlington Community Hall still have nowhere to go

- The government denies neglecting these people, says relocation is complicated

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The severe weather that hit KwaZulu-Natal 5 months ago caused an astounding amount of damage.

More than 70 people died during the floods and thousands were left with nowhere to go.

eNCA reports that now, 5 months later, there are still people who are displaced - a group of 200 people that have been housed at Burlington Community Hall have nowhere else to go.

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One of the men in the group says the government has forgotten about them They have to find food for themselves - the last time disaster management brought them aid was in August.

However, Briefly.co.za gathered that the government denies neglecting the group and added that relocation is a complicated matter.

KZN Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs spokesperson, Lennox Mabaso, says:

"They feared that land was far and I remember in some instances they said the land had some crocodiles and so forth. So we’ve got continuously engage with the communities until they agree and also making them aware that in a centre like eThekwini you are running short of land next to economic activities."

Mabaso added that a viable option will be found.

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At the time of the floods, posts about it were shared on social media and the footage showed the devastating aftermath.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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