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Tembisa residents hope their votes will bring them houses

A tornado ripped through parts of Tembisa last week, leaving at least 20 people injured & over 400 homeless.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

EKURHULENI - The ruin left by a tornado in Tembisa is still evident on the East Rand as residents queue to make their mark in this year's election.

Last week, strong winds ripped through parts of the community, leaving at least 20 people injured and 400 others homeless.

Several homes are still in ruins in the wake of last week's twister.

Bricks and rubble can be seen where structures once stood.

Some Tembisa residents told Eyewitness News they hope their vote will bring them one thing.

"I would like them to provide my mom with a house because it's been like 10 years now," said one resident.

Another resident added, "I want a house."

While the municipality assisted those affected with plastic to cover their roofs, groceries and blankets, they say 20 years into democracy this is not enough.

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