Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has expressed her sympathy to all of the households who've misplaced cherished ones withinside the heavy rains in KwaZulu-Natal.
Motshekga stated that with the aid of using Wednesday afternoon 18 freshmen and one instructor had died.
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“We are saddened that such a lot of lives had been misplaced and we would really like to explicit our inner most condolences to all affected households and relatives. It is this sort of tragic loss and our prayers exit to the ones who've misplaced their own circle of relatives participants and people who misplaced their belongings,” stated Motshekga.
The modern-day reviews suggest that 306 humans have misplaced their lives withinside the great floods withinside the province.
The floods have pressured the Department of Education withinside the province to shut colleges till subsequent week as extra than 248 had been mentioned to be damaged.This is a disaster and the harm is unprecedented. What is even extra disturbing is that extra rain is predicted withinside the identical regions which are already affected,” Motshekga stated.
Recent storms in KZN had already precipitated great harm to extra than 2 hundred colleges. KZN Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu stated there had been now extra than 500 colleges that required pressing attention.
The country wide Department of Basic Education stated it had despatched a group of senior managers to guide the KZN Education Department in undertaking an evaluation of the harm. The minister could go to the province soon.
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The country wide branch stated it'd collaborate with the Department of Education in KZN and with different departments and stakeholders to assist affected households.
The province has now been declared a catastrophe area.
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