23.5.2019 01:53 pm
The badly compromised building is set to be demolished soon.
Six months have passed since the fire at the Bank of Lisbon building in the Johannesburg CBD claimed the lives of three firefighters, Mduduzi Ndlovu, 40, Simphiwe Moropane, 28, and Khathutshelo Muedi, 37, and the cause of the blaze is still not known.
‘God must take me,’ an elderly Makhanda woman cried out when NGO Gift of the Givers left town after a R10 million row over a water project.
Another congregant succumbed to her injuries, after fighting for her life in ICU since the pre-Easter tragedy.
Four fire engines, two water tankers, a rescue vehicle, and 26 staff members were dispatched to the incident.
Asive Buso and Kholeka Msebenzi will be laid to rest at Ncunteni village, KwaBhaca, and Labane village in Mbizana, respectively, on Saturday morning.
The banker has committed to raising money in support of the efforts of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Three houses in Ntabankulu in wards 7, 10 and 15 were damaged while in Matatiele 51 houses in ward 26 were damaged, with 6 people left homeless in Cedarville.
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday declared seven days of national mourning for those who lost their lives in floods that ravaged KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape last week, his office said.
Continuous support and counselling for affected families must also be ensured, especially those who had lost their loved ones, he said.
The party says it also wants to know how will the affected families access the funds.
The province’s premier wants it to be declared a state of disaster.
Millions of rands have been released by big corporate companies and government to assist families and rebuild infrastructure.
The storm is one of the most powerful to ever hit this part of Africa.
Cyclone Kenneth occurring so soon after last month’s Cyclone Idai ‘signalled a troubling increase in the frequency of such natural disasters’.