KZN declared a disaster area after long dry spell

National government has declared KZN a disaster area after several rivers ran dry, even forcing some sugar mills to close.

702's Xolani Gwala spoke to KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, who urged residents to save water and avoid using clean water for non-essential needs.

Listen to the conversation below:

A few of our sugar mills have had to close down because there simply is no water... Instead of flushing with clean water, use already-used water... don't flush clean water down the drain.

Nomusa Dube-Ncube, MEC for Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs

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