Angry community residents burnt ANC T-shirts after a deadly flood disaster submerged houses and some residents were reported missing.
They argued that the ruling party is incompetent and does not care about the plight of the people.
KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) have suffered heavy rain, which has caused extensive amounts of damage. The worst-hit areas are those in the North of Durban.
However, two men have been presumed dead after being swept away by a raging river in Verulam, Durban on 10 March 2019.
The head of a private security company called Reaction Unit SA (Rusa) states that he had received a call from a local councillor asking for help after he had allegedly seen two men being washed off the bridge in Verulam.
#DurbanFloods: Protests have started to erupt in the community of KwaMashu following flash floods that left many families displaced yesterday. They’re burning ANC T-shirts. They say they are always the worst affected whenever there are heavy rains in Durban. @OpenNewsSA pic.twitter.com/Pi1LHN98aG
— Nabeelah Shaikh (@Nabeelah_Shaikh) March 11, 2019
Officers from the Reaction Unit SA together with the police searched for the men without any success. The search was called off due to battering rain and a heavy current, before it resumed on 11 March 2019 when a Rusa helicopter was dispatched.
A total of three people are unaccounted for in Verulam and Blackburn. In addition, a father and a child were declared dead with the mother missing, in KwaMashu.
Homes have been flooded and damaged in areas such as KwaMashu; Inanda and Ntuzuma, in KwaZulu-Natal. KwaMashu is said to be the worst affected area.
Those affected were evacuated and housed in community halls, as well as at a local KwaMashu councillor’s house overnight over-night. The Gateway shopping mall in Durban also reportedly had an issue with floods in their parking lots.
— Thuba Vilane (@thubao) March 11, 2019
Officials from the Ethekwini Municipality and disaster teams are assessing the damages caused by the floods.
The MEC of Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs of KZN, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, states that they cannot say for sure how many people have been affected as of yet and what the extent of the damage is.