Limpopo flood victims return home

Over 700 families were rescued from their flooded homes after heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in the province.

FILE: Limpopo families who had to be evacuated after heavy rain and flooding in the area are now returning to their homes. Picture:@FrancoMegannon/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Limpopo flood victims are returning to their homes after being evacuated to places of safety earlier this week.

Over 700 families were rescued from their flooded homes after heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in the province.

The provincial government's Phuthi Seloba says residents have started a mop-up process to dry their damaged property.

"Some of the families who were in the town hall have since returned to their families and they are busy mopping-up, preparing to go back in their own houses."

While weather conditions are clear for most of the country, Limpopo residents have been warned to expect

more rainfall until Thursday.

The Limpopo province has been one of the most severely affected areas following

two weeks of heavy rain.

On Thursday, a dam at the Thaba Monaté Game Lodge in Bela-Bela burst its banks, sending water flowing into the streets of Bela-Bela and severely affecting the town.

On Saturday local authorities in Bela-Bela called for the town to be

declared a disaster zone.