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JHB heavy rain to continue over weekend

The SA Weather Service says heavy rain in Gauteng is expected to cause flooding over the weekend.

New Canada road at Pennyville in Soweto was flooded following heavy rains throughout Gauteng. Picture: Michel Bega/The Citizen.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Weather Service says heavy rain in Gauteng is expected to continue over the weekend.

Heavy rain caused chaos on provincial roads, destroying shacks and resulting in Eskom announcing a power emergency after coal stocks were soaked.

New Canada road at Pennyville in Soweto was flooded following heavy rains throughout Gauteng. Picture: Michel Bega/The Citizen.

Picture: Michel Bega/The Citizen.

Several cases of flooding have already been reported in Gauteng and Limpopo.

On Friday over 160 families were displaced in and around Johannesburg.

In Limpopo a couple were reported missing after the Klein-Kariba Dam walls burst in Bela Bela, flooding a nearby holiday reserve.

Klein Kariba holiday makers are now stranded as flooded rivers block their way to the other side. An eyewitness says the next dam wall is apparently taking strain. Picture: Gregg Kleynhans/IWN.

The Human Settlements Department's Motsamai Motlhaolwa says they are providing aid for affected Gauteng families.

"We want to assure the people of Gauteng that as a department and all our emergency services, we are on high alert. Should there be any need for people to be evacuated, our people will be on standby and at the disposal of people who need assistance."

Picture: Michel Bega/The Citizen.