Rain batters Ekurhuleni informal settlement

Rain continues to batter parts of Gauteng causing flooding. Heavy rains have flooded many homes in the informal settlement of Villa Liza on the East Rand. Courtesy #DStv403

BOKSBURG - Rain continues to batter parts of Gauteng and in the informal settlement of Villa Lize in Ekurhuleni, homes are flooded as a result.

The non-existent roads have simply turned into a muddy affair.

Basic services are almost non-existent in the area and live wiring from Illegal electricity connections lies in puddles of water as persistent rain has flooded homes.

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Some yards have been completely waterlogged. 

The Ekurhuleni MMC for Human Settlements paid a visit to the affected residents and it wasn’t the warmest welcome.

Ekurhuleni Human Settlements MMC Lesiba Mpya says a public meeting will be held next Saturday where a host of service delivery problems will be discussed between the government and community.

Flooding has been reported in several parts of the country.More downpours have been forecast for this weekend. Communities in low-lying areas have been urged to remain vigilant. #eNCANews