MEDIA INVITATION
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
20 March 2019
 
Mayor to Announce Burial Assistance to Families That Lost Loved Ones During Recent Heavy Rains
 
EThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede will today meet and offer assistance to bereaved families after five people lost their lives when they were washed away during the recent heavy rain in Durban. She will also hand-over food hampers worth thousands of rands to the families.
 
This humanitarian gesture is as a result of some of the families being unable to bury their loved ones with dignity. In the spirit of Ubuntu, the City has seen it as of paramount importance that it land a hand in this time of need.
 
Reports indicate that Thembinkosi Gcabashe (42), Asanda Ngalonkulu (29) and Snenhloso Ngalonkulu were in their home at Amaoti when it was washed away during the heavy rains. The other deceased are Thobelani Ngcobo (35) and Matofhi Shabane (67) who died in separate incidents.
 
Members of the media are invited to be part of the engagement.
 
DETAILS OF THE HAND-OVER ARE AS FOLLOWS:
 
Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Venue: Disaster Management Centre, 3 Jelf Taylor Crescent
Time: 15h00
 
RSVP: Vuyo Ndlovu on vuyo.ndlovu@durban.gov.za; 031 311 4838
 
ENDS
 
Issued by the Communications Unit. For more information contact Msawakhe Mayisela on 060 966 4220.
 
 
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