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The City of Johannesburg is to investigate allegations that councillors have been collecting donations to help residents affected by natural disasters outside official structures.The city is also probing whether damage caused by the recent violent storms was the result of substandard construction.Mayor Herman Mashaba issued an update on Monday morning on the city’s response to the damage caused by violent storms‚ largely in the southern and western parts of the city‚ which have been declared disaster areas. Repair costs are estimated at R186.5m.The damage includes collapsed roofs and boundary walls of 3‚152 households in Protea Glen‚ Lawley‚ Braamfischerville‚ Slovo Park‚ Snake Park‚ Doornkop‚ Rugby Club Information Settlement‚ Meadowlands‚ Westbury‚ Alexandra‚ Lefhureng and Fleurhof.Mashaba said the city was on track to conclude an investigation into the disaster by the end of the month. Joburg’s Group Risk Advisory Services (Gras) had already secured the services of independent st...

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