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By Vhahangwele Nemakonde

Digital Deputy News Editor


WATCH: Tshwane on high alert amid floods in parts of the city

Two cars were trapped in the floods that hit different parts of the city.


The Tshwane emergency service is on high alert following the floods in parts of the city on Thursday afternoon, as the province expects more rain on Friday.

Spokesperson Charles Mabaso told SAFM two cars were left trapped in flooding in different parts of the city. Fortunately, the occupants of the vehicles are safe.

Motorists have been warned to avoid the entrance to Pretoria North via the Rachel De Beer Street from the CBD as the road is flooded.

This as more disruptive rain is expected in Gauteng early on Friday morning.

More rain coming

Meanwhile, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued an orange level 9 warning for disruptive rainfall in the north-eastern parts of KwaZulu-Natal and the eastern parts of Mpumalanga on Friday.

Residents in these areas should expect flooding of roads, damage to property, widespread mudslides, rockfalls and soil erosion, warned the weather service.

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A yellow level 4 warning for disruptive rain has also been issued over the south western parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

Residents of the Alfred Nzo, OR Tambo DMs, Elundini, Sakhisizwe, Engcobo, Intsika Yethu, Mbhashe and Mnquma Local Municpalities of the Eastern Cape should also expect heavy rain on Friday.

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The Eastern Cape department of transport has called on motorists in these areas to be cautious when driving along the roads between Ngcobo and Mthatha, Ngcobo to Dutywa, and Ngcobo to Elliot.

“Our roads are wet, and driving conditions are extremely dangerous. Please be on the lookout for fallen rocks and water on the roadway. Please approach with caution,” urged the department on Thursday.

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