Business woman and media personality Ayanda Ncwane took it upon herself to also lend a hand and donated food , blankets and support to families who lost their loved ones in the Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) floods. This is after the floods in KZN caused the death of over of 350 from drowning and collapsed infrastructure. She worked with the Ndwedwe and Insuze Police Stations to identify the bereaved families and went to offer them her support.
The floods were on the coast of South Africa in KZN province, mostly in Durban and surrounding areas this April after heavy rainfall just before Easter Holidays. The rains left many families devastated and in despair over the damage it caused. In her statement Ayanda Ncwane shared her experience after visiting her home town eNdwedwe, she said.
It’s one thing watching the news. It’s another when you hear them tell you how they had to dig for their loved ones for days. Some are still buried under heavy stones or washed away in rivers. We have done our little bit to donate towards funerals and other emergencies but it’s not enough as there are way too many people in need,Ayanda Ncwane
This is my hometown Ndwedwe, yesterday I visited most of the families who are now homeless and stranded 💔. Homes are washed away and bereaved families are mourning at the neighbor’s or relative’s places. It’s one thing watching the news it’s another when you hear them tell you how they had to dig their loved ones for days…ohh and some are still buried under heavy stones or washed away in the rivers. We have done our little bit to donate towards funerals and other emergencies but it’s not enough as there’s way too many people in need. I’m pleading with business owners who are rural born to check our people. Already it’s difficult to burry one person, most of these people have from 2 to 10 bodies per family to burry soon. Anything you can bring forward please do! Mostly they need WATER ASAP! They are currently drinking dirty water , my team and I are trying our best to deliver water but it’s not enough, more litres are needed urgently! Thank you to INdwedwe and Insuze Police Stations for helping us locate the bereaved families with such integrity.Ayanda Ncwane