rescue teams are digging in collapsed homes and other buildings on the coast in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, where it has been raining for several days.
– As a consequence there have been floods and some of the buildings was undermined and collapsed on the people, " says Lennox Masabo, a spokesperson for the local authorities.
in and around the city of Durban were closed on Wednesday, reports local media.
Three people have been killed in the Eastern Cape province, the head of the state television channel SABC.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit the two provinces, according to his office.
Last week claimed the lives of 13 people during a påskmässa in KwaZulu-Natal, when a kyrkvägg collapsed due to rain and strong winds.