Tents set up to help shack dwellers weather the storm

2015-11-16 21:55
(Lizeka Tandwa, News24)

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Johannesburg - Several families in Johannesburg’s Msawawa informal settlement will be hard hit when predicted hail and strong winds batter Gauteng.

More than 20 families from Msawawa near Kya Sands, north of Johannesburg will be forced to sleep in tents during the expected hail storm on Monday.

SA Weather Service warned that hail and damaging winds would hit Johannesburg on Monday afternoon until late.

The Msawawa informal settlement community was still reeling from a fire that led to more than 100 shacks destroyed.

Many shack dwellers continued to rebuild, while others searched for materials.

Mother of two, Nonzdube Moloi said she did not know what they would do on Monday night in the event of the expected storm.

“This is the last thing we need at this moment. We need all the hours we can get to rebuild and find materials. I only heard this afternoon that there would be a storm. I don’t know why we are so unlucky,” Moloi told News24.

Disaster management official Yongama Bovula said the tents were all they had which they hoped would help families weather the storm. Bovula said they had set up 20 temporary tents.

“We are hoping that this can sustain them. This is unfortunately the only way we can shelter the people, we don’t have another alternative.”

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