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  • Torrential floods cause KZN Premier to EVACUATE his own home

    Torrential floods cause KZN Premier to EVACUATE his own home

    Nature doesn’t spare the privileged, it seems: The recent bout of life-threatening floods in KZN have wreaked havoc across the province, and even Premier Sihle Zikalala had to make a quick exit from his La Mercy residence.

    KZN Premier caught up in provincial floods

    A special operation was carried out in the KZN Premier’s suburb, forcing dozens of families and homeowners to seek shelter elsewhere. On this occasion, Sihle Zikalala and his family were humbled by the elements.

    Taking to his social media pages, Zikalala recounted how he was told to evacuate from his property on Sunday morning. Him and his three children left at dawn, following a safe route out of danger. The KZN Premier was thankful to the emergency responders who assisted his family.

    “Yesterday I worked till late midnight coordinating 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.”

    “We have been befallen without expectation. Thanks to Guma, Mathe and the teams. I also drove myself out with my three boys Ntobeko, Awande and Sandiswa. We thank everyone for their support.”

    KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala

    A tale of two outcomes for Sihle Zikalala

    Just last month, Zikalala was accused of benefiting from ‘municipal favouritism’, after a water tanker was diverted to his house when others were still in desperate need of replenishment. However, this second bout of rain ended up ‘washing away roads’ in the region.

    On Monday, the elected official went right back to work. He has been surveying the flood damage in Bluff, uMdloti and Westbrook. Durban was battered by the relentless downpours over the weekend, with homes and public infrastructure falling victim to the carnage.

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