KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala was forced to evacuate his family from their home in La Mercy, an area devastated by the weekend rains, during the early hours of Sunday.
Zikalala posted on Facebook that he and his family were “befallen without expectation”.
“So yesterday [Saturday] I worked till midnight co-ordinating the evacuation of people in danger of floods.
“Then later, at dawn, I found out that I, myself, had to be evacuated as all roads around had been washed away.”
“I drove myself out with my three boys Ntobeko, Awande and Sandiswa.
“But all this could not have been achieved without the support and prayers of the one and only Nelly Zikalala,” he said.