"The funnel cloud did not reach any residential areas in Bergville and there are no fatalities or damage reported at this stage," a statement from the provincial government said.
"The KZN provincial government is urging the public to desist from redistributing news items that contain unverified information and often constitute fake news," the statement said.
Cogta MEC Sipho Hlomuka said all municipalities were instructed to have District Joint Operation Centres, which would co-ordinate responses to crises, operating 24/7.
"Our disaster management teams, from all 11 District Disaster Management Centres in the province, under the co-ordination of the Provincial Disaster Management Centre, continue to make their presence felt on the ground, in leading disaster relief efforts and conducting assessments of damage," Hlomuka said....
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