Residents rebuilding homes after Mamelodi flooding destroys shacks

Residents rebuilding homes after Mamelodi flooding destroys shacks

- After extreme flooding caused widespread damage to homes in Mamelodi, residents are beginning to rebuild

- The situation had been so dire that the SANDF had been called in to rescue stranded citizens

- While the state is working to relocate the community, residents are adamant they will continue their efforts

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The floods in Mamelodi had Mzansi's heart breaking for those who lost their homes, belongings and in some cases their lives. reported that disturbing footage of the impact of heavy rains in the Tshwane region had caused a stir on social media.

The SA National Defence Force had brought in helicopters to aid in rescue efforts for citizens who had failed to escape the path of destruction in time.

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Now, residents are slowly returning to the region in the hopes of rebuilding their lives and homes.

eNCA spoke to those who have begun the task of rebuilding hundreds of shacks that had been swept away during the incident.

One of the residents, an elderly man, revealed that he had lost all of his worldly possessions in the floods.

Meanwhile, the state is working on a game plan to remove residents who live near dangerous areas.

Despite this news, residents are going through the remains of their properties, determined to salvage what they can and refusing to leave until a viable alternative is suggested.

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