South Africa News

KZN govt activates disaster relief resources in wake of deadly flooding

The government in KwaZulu-Natal says its activated disaster relief resources after heavy downpours that killed five people in Margate.

Three of the victims drowned when floods washed away a vehicle they were travelling in.

One person was struck by lightning and the fifth victim fell from a roof while trying to stop the water that was gushing into his home.

The Cooperative Governance Department MEC Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi said that roads and other infrastructure were also damaged.

“The fact that such huge trees are down means that it was very, very powerful water that was coming through.”

-EWN

In other news – Divorce turns ugly as Lebo M’s wife demands R150 000 spousal maintenance and other funds

The divorce battle has turned ugly between Lion King composer Lebo M, real name Lebohang Morake, and his estranged wife, Pretty Samuels. According to a local publication, Samuels has a list of financial demands that she has tabled at the Johannesburg High Court.

Lebo M And Pretty Samuels

One of Samuels’ demands us allegedly R150 000 in monthly spousal maintenance. The month allegedly includes R23 000 for a car instalment, R5 000 for cellphone, R35 000 for rent or bond, R10 000 per month for holiday allowance, and R6 500 for groceries. Read More