Lunga Simelane from Jozini kwaPhaweni, KwaZulu-Natal, is mourning the loss of his livestock.

Simelane’s 25 goats were struck by lightning this week. 

He says 2020 has been a bad year for him as he lost most of his cattle in October.

They went missing and were never found.

Now the death of his goats has added to his woes.

He says he is devastated and doesn’t know what to do as he supplements his income by selling them.

The ward 19 resident says although his councillor had snubbed his plea for help, Disaster Management and Agriculture Departmental officials came to his rescue.

They brought a grader and helped bury the livestock.

Bad weather has been wreaking havoc in parts of KwaZulu-Natal recently.

A family in Nongoma‚Äôs Ward 21, at eMahhashini, recently lost two family members after they were struck by lightning.

Houses in the area and Ulundi were also damaged.