Gov assesses Cape damage after floods

Heavy rainfall in the province last week, resulted in major infrastructure damage.

Heavy rains flooded roads across Cape Town last week. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Eastern Cape Local Governance and Traditional Affairs Department said on Sunday it was in the process of compiling reports from municipalities affected by recent floods.

Heavy rainfall in the province last week, resulted in major infrastructure damage.

"As the provincial administration, we bring together those reports, assess the damage and indicate the costs that will be involved in repairing all the damages," said the department's Stanley Khanyile.

He said the cost of damages in Port Elizabeth alone stand at R450 million.

"The process that needs to be followed is that we need to collate and bring together all the reports from those municipalities."