KZN flood has left the community in danger with the reports of the injured increasing hourly. Whilst the weather remains unchanged it was announced that heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected on Thursday, 14 November. Motorists have been warned to practice extreme caution on the road.
Four people were lucky to survive after a taxi was swept into the Msunduzi River after heavy rainfall in KwaZulu-Natal.
The vehicle was swept off a road in Camps Drift, Pietermaritzburg, on November 13, 2019.
Akesikhulekise bantu base pietermaritzburg kulemvula emoshayo esihambe nemphefumulo yabantu kumuka moto kuphephuka mizi yabantu akesikhulekeni madoda and kuthiwa kusazonetha kakhulu futh sonto lonke kunetha kodwa aileyanamuhla dlule nemphufumulo yabantu. pic.twitter.com/We7hiv9rDJ
— Man’s Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) November 14, 2019
Meanwhile, KZN provincial education spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi confirmed the directive was sent to all schools in the province on Thursday morning.
“We are asking all schools to release their pupils because of the weather warning. If the weather doesn’t prove to be bad, that’s fine, but it is better to act proactively,” he said.
Matriculants are writing economics paper 2 on Thursday morning, while others are writing Zulu, Xhosa, Siswati and Ndebele paper 2 in the afternoon.
The SA Weather Service warned on Wednesday that the worst was not over for the eastern part of the country, including KwaZulu-Natal, with accumulated rainfall expected to exceed 150mm on Thursday and Friday.
Watch:14/11/2019 12h00 TO:14/11/2019 23h00 Severe Thunderstorms- with a possibility of damaging winds and heavy downpours leading to flooding are expected over most parts of KZN today.
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) November 14, 2019