- Heavy rain in Gauteng has reached new heights as Germiston Golden Walk Mall experienced shin-level flooding
- A video shared on Twitter by anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee has caused concerns for many South Africans as the mall is inundated with fast-flowing water
- A large majority of locals were more focused on a group of people who were still trying to get their fast food orders through despite the flooding
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It did not take long for flooding to occur in Germiston, Gauteng, after the South African Weather Services issued a weather warning. Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee kept South Africans informed on the happenings in the city with a recent video.
Abramjee shared a 25-second clip of Germiston Golden Walk Mall, which experienced shin-level flooding. The video pans around the mall and onto a section where customers can be seen sitting on chairs and tables to avoid the flow.
Although the majority of responses to the post were of concern and worry, a number of South Africans made light of the situation as people in the video can be seen trying to order food.
Take a look at the viral clip below:
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Below are some of the responses from concerned South Africans:
"The rain was too much eish, the drainage systems were overwhelmed."
@fathimap1786 responded with:
"Not even a flood can stop the hot wings craving."
"Back in 2013, my mom came back from work like she had been swimming because of the flooding in Germiston."
"Ekurhuleni has the worst drainage system in the country."
"And people are ordering at Chicken Licken. Talk about die-hards."
"We must never question God's work, people will be saved from Black Friday shopping madness."
“God be with you”: Mzansi in disbelief over video of rain and storms in George
In other news about Mzansi's crazy weather, Briefly News recently reported that South Africans are shocked to witness footage of heavy wet weather that engulfed George in the Western Cape. Looking at the viral footage on social media, the level of water is so high that it affected a number of households, property and cars.
The municipality issued a warning to the residents to stay at home and be safe because the rain has caused severe damage to infrastructure. At the same time, the local municipality also urged residents to donate food items if they are able. The municipality said through social media:
“George Municipality is aware of a large portion of George that has been affected by a water outage. The flooding of yesterday severely damaged our infrastructure and our engineers and teams are working on a number of repairs."