HEAVY rain which have hit KZN from Friday night has left residents destitute. Residents are fearing that the rain which continued throughout the weekend will do more damage.
During the rain, shacks were swept away and some houses destroyed, leaving many people homeless.
In some areas, residents lost their lives with the most tragic incident being in Crossmoor, Chatsworth.
Four people who were returning from a night church ceremony drowned.
It is alleged the four people including a four-year-old, tried to cross a flooded river.
Unfortunately, they were all swept away.
The police’s search and rescue unit managed to find Xolisile Mbanjwa (17) and Nomvula Miya (28) on Saturday. The other two are still missing.
A resident from Kwa-Mancinza transit camp, Sibongile Ngcobo (29), said they were happy when the rain started, but now they fear it will cause more damage.
“It has been hot and dry so we were excited as we needed the rain,” said Sibongile.
“But now it is too much. The water is coming into my house and has damaged the furniture.”
Major Thulani Zwane said an inquest docket has been opened after two victims were found dead on Saturday.
“Our search and rescue team together with the K9 unit found two bodies on Saturday,” said Zwane.
“The other two are still missing. “Yesterday the search resumed again.”