The president and senior government officials, including ministers and MECs, were out in full force as they criss-crossed areas such as eManzimtoti, Chatsworth and Clare Estate, assessing the damage that has affected more than 1000 people.
Ramaphosa promised that the government would provide financial support to areas and families that were affected by the disaster.
A few weeks ago, Alexandra in Joburg, which is controlled by the DA, was burning. Residents were protesting about poor service delivery and demanded that mayor Herman Mashaba meet them over the non-delivery of basic services like waste removal, blocked drains, overflowing sewage and other essential services.
The mayor refused to meet them, saying he had other commitments and would only see them in about two weeks.