WHEN there is heavy rain, most roads in Cornubia, north of Durban, are left looking like small dams.

The water pools up on roads and sometimes even ends up in houses.

Angry residents recently complained to Daily Sun that the drainage system in the area was in a very poor condition.

Nonhlanhla Mkhize (45) said it was not fair that the area, which was new, was already experiencing these kinds of problems. She said the problem started in 2018.

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“Before we moved into these RDPs, we lived in transit camps and life wasn’t good there.

“When we moved, we didn’t think we would continue experiencing difficulties but now it’s almost the same as at the camps,” she said.

“Rain water gets stuck on the road, making it hard for cars to drive past. The water also comes into houses and damages our furniture.”

Mxolisi Nkosi (33) said the roads looked really bad after rainy days.

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“Sometimes, the kids even play in this water and they get sick. We are appealing to the councillor to fix this,” he said.

Mxolisi said residents suspected the drains installed were too small for the area. “We appeal to the councillor to urgently fix this problem. This will result in tragedy one day,” he said.

Councillor Siyabonga Thango said he was aware of the matter and would attend to it soon.