Limpopo to face more downpours

More than 1,000 homes were flooded in the province last week after continued heavy rain.

Limpopo is one of the worst affected by this month's heavy rainfall with more than 1,000 flooded homes last week. Picture via twitter @Francois_BPH

JOHANNESBURG - While there's been some relief from the rain in large parts in the centre of the country, the weather service has warned Limpopo residents to expect more downpours this week.

The province has been one of the worst affected by this month's heavy rainfall, with more than 1,000 people evacuated from their flooded homes last week.

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Limpopo government spokesperson Phuti Seloba said, "Some of the families who were in the town hall have returned to their relatives and are mopping up so they can go back into their homes."

Meanwhile, four border posts between Limpopo and Botswana remain closed due to the floods.

Picture: iWitness.

At the same time, the Tshwane municipality says it will pay for the funerals of three Mamelodi children who drowned after being swept away into a stormwater drain.

The bodies of Bonolo Malemela, Gomolemo Mangena and Neo Sehlabane were found along the Pienaars River by rescue workers at the weekend after a week-long search.

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On Sunday Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramakgopa visited the children's families.

Municipal spokesperson Blessing Manale said, "The city will be paying for the three families and we're consulting with the families and schools to see if we can't do a joint memorial and funeral."