THE torrential rains that have battered parts of KwaZulu-Natal since Saturday have shut down 500 MTN network sites in the region, the cellphone company said on Tuesday.
“The flooding in the KZN region has caused power outages at many of our sites, and while we have battery back-up at many of the sites, these batteries have been depleted,” MTN SA’s spokesperson, Jacqui O’Sullivan, said.
According to the country’s second largest cellular network provider, some of the areas impacted by the outage at this stage include Durban South, South Coast, Umlazi, Amanzimtoti, Ballito, Salt Rock.
Technicians are working to restore connectivity in the affected areas.
Mayor of eThekwin,i Mxolisi Kaunda, has told media that the flooding had resulted in damage to roads and had knocked out electricity supply to several parts of the city. Several water supply lines have also been affected.
Several regions across the country have been hit by heavy rains since last weekend. –Fin24.com