Residents of the Eerste Fabriek informal settlement in Mamelodi are pleading for help after at least 700 shacks were destroyed by the major floods that hit parts of Gauteng on Monday.
The informal settlement, which is situated along the bank of a river that flows through Mamelodi felt the full brunt of the floods, that have left many people homeless. Gauteng residents can brace themselves for more heavy rainfall until Wednesday, the SA Weather Service says.
This as widespread flooding has hit the province, with several motorists and residents in Centurion and Mamelodi left stranded. “There is still rain expected for today and tomorrow. We have 80% chance for Tuesday again in Gauteng,” forecaster Kgolofelo Mahlangu said.
Mahlangu said flooding was normal during tropical summer rain conditions.
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