Durban - The Durban Business Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on the eThekwini Municipality to help small businesses affected by the violent storms that have killed at least 32 people.
Heavy rains swept through the greater Durban area from Monday night, leaving a trail of destruction. The heavy rain has claimed at least 32 lives, but the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube, said they expected the death toll to rise.
Businesses in Durban were also adversely affected as many employees were advised to stay home as many roads around the city were blocked due to flooding.
The business chamber's chief executive, Palesa Phil, said they were sent the condolences to the affected families of those who had lost their lives as a result of the storm.
She said many properties, including business properties, were damaged.