South African Officials Blame Residents for Devastating Floods

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has said that devastating floods in the Eastern Cape were the fault of residents who throw rubbish into stormwater drains, GroundUp reports. Meanwhile in Qumrha, north of East London, flooded residents blamed the Great Kei municipality for not fixing the drainage system.

Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Safety and Security mayoral committee member Lawrence Troon said over 1,200 people had been evacuated to various community halls and churches.


Children play in water which flooded Shukushuma in Nelson Mandela Bay over the weekend.

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