Durban flood victims cling to hope for government help

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Durban flood victims cling to hope for government help

Some have received much-needed financial aid, but others are still living in a hall, waiting for rescue

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When Ernestine Ngubo clasped her hands  in prayer on Tuesday, all her thoughts were on her dead child, Kholwani.

The 12-year-old was asleep in a room of his family’s shack in Dassenhoek, west of Durban, when a wall collapsed onto him, killing him, during the devastating Easter floods that ripped through greater Durban.

“He was a quiet boy and my only son. I was very disturbed by his death because I had a lot of hopes for him; there was a lot I was still expecting from him. But there is nothing I can do because it’s God’s plan and I found solace in knowing that,” said Ngubo...

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