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Over 1,000 people affected by heavy rains in the Cape

The city’s disaster risk management team says settlements in Khayelitsha are the worst affected.

FILE: The bad weather is expected to batter the cape over the weekend, with more people expected to be displaced from their homes. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - More than 1,000 people in some of Cape Town's informal settlements have been badly affected by flooding as heavy rain continues.

The city's disaster risk management team says settlements in Khayelitsha are the worst affected.

The bad weather is expected to batter the cape over the weekend, with more people expected to be displaced from their homes.

The city's disaster risk management chief Greg Pillay said, "The weather has had an impact on the Khayelitsha area. There have been over 400 dwellings and over 1,300 people affected by the flooding. Reports have also come in from Gugulethu and Philippi and these areas are being assessed."