JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng premier David Makhura is set to declare some parts of Gauteng disaster areas following massive storms.
Parts of City of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and the West Rand District Municipalities were left destructed after the storms on Monday.
According to the Gauteng government, approximately 840 houses have been damaged by the storm and an estimated 1600 people have been affected, with five fatalities reported so far.
PRM Makhura; We are taking the necessary steps to declare some of the affected areas disaster areas @GDCoGTA— GautengGov (@GautengProvince) October 11, 2017
KwaZulu-Natal was the hardest hit provinces and has so far claimed 11 lives.
PRM Makhura: We will tap into all available resources to assist those who have been displaced by the storm to rebuild their lives @GDCoGTA— GautengGov (@GautengProvince) October 11, 2017