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IN PICS | Flood devastation and tragedy in KwaZulu-Natal

Dozens of houses along the Amaoti River were washed away during the downpours.
Dozens of houses along the Amaoti River were washed away during the downpours.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu

President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Wednesday visiting flooded parts of KwaZulu-Natal that have been battered by torrential rains since last weekend.

The president will travel to Clermont, Lindelani, Ntuzuma and Emawoti to meet affected families and inspect damage to infrastructure.  

Minister in the presidency Mondli Gungubele, co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and police minister Bheki Cele will accompany Ramaphosa during his visit.

It is estimated 59 people have lost their lives and many are missing.

A family inspects their damaged home in Nhlungwane near Ntuzuma.
A family inspects their damaged home in Nhlungwane near Ntuzuma.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu
A section of the M4 collapsed in Westbrook.
A section of the M4 collapsed in Westbrook.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu
The body of man on the side of a road in Tongaat.
The body of man on the side of a road in Tongaat.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu
A fuel station on North Coast Road was flooded and a wall collapsed into the nearby river.
A fuel station on North Coast Road was flooded and a wall collapsed into the nearby river.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu
A tree washed away by flood waters came to a stop next to the Tongaat post office.
A tree washed away by flood waters came to a stop next to the Tongaat post office.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu
A fuel container and rubbish washed onto the beach at Blue Lagoon in Durban.
A fuel container and rubbish washed onto the beach at Blue Lagoon in Durban.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu
A man looks at the site where Ally's Sand company was washed away in Tongaat.
A man looks at the site where Ally's Sand company was washed away in Tongaat.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu
A bridge collapsed on Ntuzuma Road at Nhlungwane.
A bridge collapsed on Ntuzuma Road at Nhlungwane.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu

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