Aftermath of Flash Floods

Gift of the Givers Emily Thomas empathises with Mariam Chauke, mother of the 3 year old girl who may have drown during yesterday's flash flood. The family were in their home when a torrent of water and debris washed their shack away. The toddler is yet to be found.

Some stand in astonishment scanning the leftovers of a gobbling flood that seemed to guzzle everything along the Jukskei river bank. Life as they know it comes to a grinding halt and they are left with nothing but remnants of their homes. Others get straight to it and put shoulder to the plough, searching and making the first attempts to rebuild their lives.

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