PRETORIA - A bleak festive season is on the cards for about a hundred families in Mamelodi - east of Pretoria - after flooding left them homeless.
The residents are now being housed in churches and community halls and surrounding areas.
Dozens of shacks were destroyed in a low-lying area in the eastern part of the township on Monday.
“I thought I was strong but I’m actually not that strong,” said Amina Khoza, a Mamelodi resident.
“I had found a five-day contract job but I couldn’t go. The security uniform was swept away by the floods and all I had left was the boots. My children and I have no clothes”.
While government has urged all those living in low-lying areas to leave - residents in the section of Mamelodi say they have to choice but to rebuild their homes here.