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Bogopane-Zulu, Stakeholders Continue Relief Efforts in KZN

The Deputy Minister for Social Development, Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, will return to Mzinyathi, Ethekwini in KwaZulu-Natal today to continue providing support and relief to those affected by the recent devastating floods.

The Deputy Minister, in partnership with stakeholders, initially traveled to Mzinyathi on Saturday to deliver food parcels, dignity packs and water.

In a statement on Monday, the Social Development Department said the shelter she visited – which is home to 20 families – is one of community members’ incomplete garages.

“More than 30 families have been displaced in the area since devastating floods swept away their homes. Others were able to seek accommodation with neighbors and relatives while others had nowhere to go,” the department said.

Community members have expressed frustration with the current situation, including the fact that they have no clean water.

“We feel like we’ve been forgotten. It seems like everyone got help,” community member Thandi Khanyile told department officials.

Community members, however, were grateful for the Deputy Minister’s contribution in ensuring they had clean water and food to eat.

Bogopane-Zulu will be in the area with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the National Lottery Commission (NLC) to deliver more food parcels and blankets to families. –SAnews.gov.za

Bogopane-Zulu, Stakeholders Continue Relief Efforts in KZN

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