Disaster relief teams in the eThekwini metro are on high alert in front of a cold front with possible heavy rain expected this weekend.

KwaZulu-Natal Prime Minister Sile Zikalala warned that the soil was still saturated after devastating floods in April.

Zikalala said at the briefing that 20-millimeter precipitation could again cause localized flooding.

At least 448 people died in the floods last month.

VIDEO | Prime Minister Zikalalo announced a plan to reconstruct KZN after the floods:

Msawahe Maisel, a spokesman for the municipality, urged people not to panic.

“We have instructed our disaster response teams to be on high alert now that bad weather is forecast this weekend. We therefore appeal to members of the public to listen to the messages contained on our communication platforms, but we also appeal to the public, especially to those who happen to be more mischievous and spread fake news, to give it up because it creates unnecessary panic in population. We will continue to monitor the situation. Our teams are well equipped and ready to respond when the need arises. ”

VIDEO | The SA weather service warns of severe cold and rain:

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