Gauteng residents warned of heavy rainfall, possible flooding

This is expected to result in heavy traffic delays, with Eskom also announcing stage 2 load shedding for Thursday.

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JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng residents are being warned of possible flooding due to heavy rainfall on Thursday.

This is expected to result in heavy traffic delays, with Eskom announcing stage 2 load shedding.

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department's Wayne Minnaar says that motorists must drive with caution: "Where there are roads that have been flooded, do not take a chance to try and drive on those roads because a little bit of water can sweep people off the road."

Meanwhile, in Limpopo, there are already reports of flooding.

SA Weather Services forecaster Vanetia Phakula said: "Thoyondou in Limpopo and Phalaborwa are flooding and they are still expecting more rain."

(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)