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26,000 affected by CT floods

More than 7,000 informal dwellings were damaged by the rain that has lashed the city this weekend.

Flooding in between shacks in Khayelitsha on 6 July. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town said 26,000 people have been affected by the heavy rainfall across the Cape Peninsula.

More than 7,000 informal dwellings were damaged by the rain that has lashed the city this weekend.

Affected areas include Philippi, Delft, Nyanga and Valhalla Park.

Cape Town disaster risk management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said, "Most of the affected areas were in the low lying areas."

Meanwhile, Khayelitsha residents said they want proper housing and not relief aid.

City of Cape Town disaster management teams visited the area yesterday to assess storm damage and distribute aid for people affected by heavy rain and flooding.

The cold front has seen many areas of the Western Cape covered in snow.

Residents braved cold, wet weather to repair the damage caused by heavy rain and flooding.