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The Gift of the Givers, has given aid to hundreds of Mpolweni residents after a severe storm ripped through KwaZulu-Natal, leaving a trail of disaster.

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The Gift of the Givers arrived on Wednesday at Mpolweni Mission, New Hanover and said it was shocked by the level of destruction in various areas in the destruction. “We have partnered with the local municipality and today a much bigger rollout of tents, blankets, hot meals, mattresses and roof sheeting will commence. Food parcels, stationery and hygiene packs will follow,” said Imtiaz Sooliman, founder and director and chairman of Gift of the Givers.

“We could sense the appreciation of the people in the area for our presence and we were very warmly received wherever we visited.” He said many of the damaged houses were flattened to the ground, the roof of the main church in the area was blown away, several school classrooms were damaged, Eskom infrastructure was affected, roof sheeting was strewn over several km, there were two fatalities and many injured.

 

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