Heavy rainfall over the weekend in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, has caused damage to infrastructure and possible deaths.
Unverified reports indicate that storms demolished power lines and communication infrastructure in the city and surrounding areas with isolated reports of bridges and houses being swept away. Rescue workers together with the municipality employees are engaged in directing traffic to alternative passable roads.
According to the weather department the intensity of the rainfall should abet on Sunday 22 May.
Up until Sunday morning the rains continue to wreak havoc and cause major blockages on roads. According to the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government, disaster management teams are working around the clock to direct traffic to alternative routes.
This comes just over a month after April floods claimed more than 450 lives and left 40 000 people displaced.