Heavy rains lash Western Cape

A cold front has lashed the Western Cape over the last few days, affecting many informal settlements.

FILE: People living in informal dwellings in Gugulethu, strand and Nyanga among others have been affected.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management says at least 20,000 people living in informal dwellings have been affected by bad weather.

A cold front has lashed the Western Cape over the last few days, bringing along strong winds, heavy rain and cold temperatures.

People living in informal dwellings in Gugulethu, Strand and Nyanga among others have been affected.

On Saturday disaster teams were sent to the areas to provide people with food, baby supplies and blankets.

The City's Wilfred Solomons Johannes says there have been no evacuations.

"Nearly 60 areas have been affected across the Cape Peninsula and today the city's engineering crews will deploy additional disaster agencies and engineering crews to enhance mop up operations."