Sebokeng residents affected by flooding

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At least 70 houses have been flooded in Sebokeng Zone 6, in the Emfuleni Local Municipality, south of Johannesburg.

Persistent wet weather conditions have put a damper on plans for New Year celebrations in various parts of the country.

Emfuleni Municipality’s Spokesperson, Stanely Gaba says they are still assessing the extent of the damage in other parts of the affected areas.

“There are at least 70 houses that have been flooded in Zone 6 only. We are still trying to assess the damage that has been caused to infrastructure such as housing and other structures. So far, no fatalities or injuries have been reported.”

Wet conditions to continue in Gauteng

The Weather Service says wet conditions inland are expected to continue into Tuesday. The Service has warned of flash flooding in parts of Gauteng as residents of Sebokeng  are cleaning up after the flood.

The Emfuleni Municipality is assessing the extent of the damage as the rain persists.

Forecaster Dipuo Tawana explains, “Gauteng and North West, Mpumalanga and the western bushveld of Limpopo, the western and north-eastern parts of KwaZulu-Natal – we do expect this rain to persist on and off – throughout this evening into tomorrow. Even though we’re not expecting torrential or heavy rainfall, but because the soil is saturated, we’re expecting most of the water that would be coming from the sky to run off, thus resulting in flooding in most areas.”