Fear of flooding rises as heavy rain continues

JOHANNESBURG - Heavy, persistent rains are expected in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and Limpopo stoking fears of flooding in low-lying areas.

When the clouds turn grey, people living in areas like Villa Liza in Boksburg start to panic.

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Residents say it feels like torture when it rains.

Another community that suffers is in Alexandra township, along the Jukskei River.

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If there's a flood, it will sweep away their homes.

The community is now dumping rubbish in an effort to form a barrier to protect their shacks.