Homes destroyed and cars washed away: Footage shows floods in Jozi

Homes destroyed and cars washed away: Footage shows floods in Jozi

On Tuesday night, heavy rains and hail flooded Johannesburg and surrounding areas, including Alexandra.

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On Tuesday, torrential storms wreaked havoc in Johannesburg, causing floods in several parts of the city.

Videos and photos of the storm flooded social media, showing the extent of the damage the floods caused.

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The City of Joburg also took to Twitter to share a video of the storm, blaming the flood on littering.

Tumi Sole shared a heartbreaking video which showed the devastating effects the storm had on those who live in Alexandra township.

The footage touched tugged at the heartstrings of South Africans, who felt the Alexandra residents did not deserve it.

Mondli Msomi, who goes by the Twitter handle‏ @lusanda124, commented: "What shame Alex still like this after 25 years of black presidents in charge. What a shame to the so called leaders of the poor and the masses. What a shame."

However, there were those who said the people had been removed several times before, also for their own safety, but they just ended up going back.

Briefly.co.za gathered the flood was not the only issue Alexandra residents faced on Tuesday. After an electricity pylon and its overhead lines had collapsed, a fire spread through the township, destroying at least 100 shacks.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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