Floods destroy Doctor Khumalo’s family home

Floods destroy Doctor Khumalo’s family home

The former Kaizer Chiefs forward said that he had visited the house recently and found that there was no drainage system.

Joining the list of South Africans who have been affected by the floods is former Kaizer Chiefs forward and development coach Doctor Khumalo, whose family home is now just a pile of bricks.

The RDP house that used to belong to his late grandmother, Maria Moagi, and was inherited by her daughter, Marble Khumalo, was destroyed by floods on Wednesday.

The Kaizer Chiefs development coach told Daily Sun he had visited the house recently and found there was no drainage system. He said he had reported the matter to the municipality.

Actor Florence Masebe also took to social media to share videos and pictures of her home that has sadly been flooded. Taking to Twitter in the early hours of Thursday morning after Gauteng was hit with heavy rainfall the day before, Masebe said she had to watch her furniture floating in her house, saying she had “lost a lot”.

“I have no words. Just thankful that the children and I are safe. I have learnt not to question this journey. I’m a little overwhelmed and breaking inside. God knows better than I ever will. This too shall pass,” she said.

She shared a video she took from her kitchen window while she was waiting for rescue and said she was wearing rain boots in the house. “I have never seen anything like this,” she said

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There seems to be no end in sight for the floods that have hit parts of Gauteng, as the South African Weather Service has warned that the chances of showers and thundershowers are expected to increase to 80% today.

Yesterday, forecaster Wayne Venter said rain was expected from late this afternoon going into the evening.

“There is also a possibility that it might last into Saturday morning. Similar wet conditions are expected on Saturday afternoon, mainly around the northern parts of the province, which include Pretoria,” Venter said.

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