DURBAN FLOOD DEATH TOLL RISES TO AT LEAST 51

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    The death toll following the devastating floods in KwaZulu Natal has risen to 51.

    MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube said that more bodies were discovered under the rubble as rescue operations continued throughout Tuesday night.

    South African social media users are mobilising support for hundreds of people who have been affected by floods in KwaZulu-Natal and in the Eastern Cape.

    Details on how people can make donations for goods and money for the families most affected by the floods have been circulating on social media since Monday.

    Several celebrities, including AKA, Prince Kaybee and Rami Chuene have shown their support and called for solidarity for the victims of the flood.

    President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit the Disaster Management Centre, eThekwini, to assess the relief efforts. President Ramaphosa will also visit the affected areas, including Amanzimtoti, Tehuis in Umlazi, Burlington in Chatsworth and Tshelimnyama in Marianhill.

    The Weather Service is warning that the rains will continue over KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday, with the weather only expected to clear from Thursday.