He has also deployed 10 000 troops in the province, to help restore power and water, and search for 63 people who remain missing after deadly storms battered the province. The death toll stands at 443. The port of Durban has been severely affected and access to the port has been disrupted. Ramaphosa says the flooding has disrupted fuel lines and food supplies. Nearly 4000 homes have been completely destroyed. An estimated 40 000 people’s lives have been destroyed. At the same time, he has asked for public support.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a state of disaster after the devastating floods in KZN.