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About 95 homes in a village in Mpumalanga were damaged after the area was hit twice by heavy thunderstorms in the past two weeks.
Residents of KwaMdladla village in Nkomazi are left picking up the pieces after a second thunderstorm left a trail of disaster on Saturday night.
Nkomazi Municipality spokesperson Cyril Riphinga said Saturday's thunderstorm had slightly diverted their attention from fighting the coronavirus to assist distraught and homeless villagers.
"We can confirm that the village has been hit by two thunderstorms in two weeks with the recent one of Saturday at around 22:00. About 95 houses were damaged and 16 of them need our urgent intervention."
Riphinga said the 16 houses were left without roofs after they were blown away.
If it does, when would it hit? Will the cold front also hit us... Because today is like summer
The vaal is looking fairly low going into the dry season. We are sitting just over 50% at the end of our rainy season. Hopefully this does not lead to long term water restrictions.