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Jagersfontein catastrophe: Free State authorities to construct homes for residents affected by dam burst

A house in Jagersfontein destroyed by horror flooding after a dam wall burst.

PHOTO: Mlungisi Louw, Gallo Photos/Volksblad

  • The Free State authorities will construct roughly 160 properties for the Jagersfontein dam burst victims.
  • Building of the homes is ready to start on Monday.
  • The Free State premier indicated if issues go in response to plan, the victims could be transferring into their new properties earlier than the top of the yr.

The Free State authorities has introduced it will likely be constructing roughly 160 homes for the Jagersfontein households who have been displaced following a dam burst on 11 September.

Premier Sisi Ntombela mentioned the province could be aiding the affected households with roughly 160 new properties.

Building will start on Monday.

Ntombela mentioned this throughout the funeral service of Ralehana Aaron Mosoeu, 78, on Saturday.

Mosoeu misplaced his life when his house was swept away by the mudslide when the dam wall collapsed.

READ | Jagersfontein disaster: 2 people still missing, rivers polluted as residents warned to avoid sludge

The premier’s workplace confirmed two streets of the suburb have been swept away, affecting 51 homes in Charlesville and 113 in Itumeleng.

A complete of 186 folks have been taken to the Sandstone Property in Bloemfontein, 53 to the President Lodge in Bloemfontein, and 17 have been housed at a guesthouse in Fauresmith at a value to the mine concerned, whereas 160 persons are staying with family.

The overall variety of pupils relocated to Bloemfontein is 77.

Two persons are nonetheless unaccounted for, Mantele Mokhali, 50, and 70-year-old Shadrack Williams.

Ntombela advised the group on Saturday 4 contractors would begin constructing 4 present homes by various constructing know-how.

The premier’s workplace mentioned affected residents would get a chance to decide on a plan they most popular earlier than the buildings have been constructed.

The venture could be completed earlier than the top of December 2022, the workplace mentioned.

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