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Mahikeng - Two people were found dead west of Mahikeng
following torrential rains and storms, North West police said on Wednesday.
Their bodies were found on Tuesday evening in Madibogo
South, Lieutenant Colonel Lesego Metsi said.
The first death reported was of a 22-year-old man caught in
heavy rain while walking home. His aunt said he coughed the entire night and
was unable to walk or talk before dying.
In a second incident, a 52-year-old man was found dead in a
field used for grazing animals.
"It is suspected that he could have been struck by
lightning whilst looking for his cattle when caught up in the heavy rains on
his way back."
The Motsitlane, Dikgatlhong and Lenganeng sections of
Madibogo village have been hit by heavy storms this week.
Metsi said one house had been destroyed, a tavern and
several other houses had been damaged and several families had been left
homeless. The damage was estimated at R80 000.
He said the house which was destroyed had belonged to the
family of Selina Tsubane, 40, who lived there with her three children and two
nieces. She survived on child support grants.
On Tuesday, the Mpumalanga community safety department said 14
people were killed when a bridge collapsed on the R65 between Lothair and
Ermelo due to heavy rains.
At least 11 people were also killed as a result of heavy
rains in Durban.
A 12-year-old girl has been found alive after she went missing two weeks ago police report.
The value of a property owned by the Gupta family in Johannesburg has dropped from R16.8m to R490 000, according to the latest municipal valuation - lower than the price it was sold for in 1994, a report says.
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