Sihle Ziqubu still missing
The floods may have led to damage on infrastructure and property of people , but what was lost will take long to forget . There is however a reported loss of a 14 year old boy who reportedly drowned in the Klip River whose body has not been recovered .
The flooding was serious in the Ladysmith CBD but water is reported to be slowly subsiding and what is remaining is the clean-up and mopping the area .In the report , it was reported that the search was ongoing for the teenager . The mother of the teenager reportedly informed media that she was devastated regarding her missing son , but she wanted closure .The teenager was reportedly swept away in the flooded river and he has not been seen since that day .
The boy was last seen on Friday last week by his friends.It was reported that the rescue team would return to the river to search for the body of the missing boy .
CLEAN UP OPERATION
However , there was a clean up that was taking place at one of the taxi ranks .The cleaners were from the Alfred Duma local Municipality .The taxi ranks are reported to be the ones that are being targeted first so that there can be resumption of the economy .As the taxi ranks were covered with mud , the clean-up was aimed at getting rid of the mud so that the taxis could have access to the taxis .Another update that was given was that there were about six schools that did not manage to reopen as other schools were reopening .A total of 39 schools in Ladysmith were affected by the floods that hit the area The weather was clear on Thursday and there is hope for business to be back soon for the community of Ladysmith .
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