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WATCH: Water spilling over Gariep Dam

03 April, 04:44 PM

South Africa's largest dam, The Gariep in the Free State, is on the brink of reaching full capacity. 

Department of Water and Sanitation spokesperson Sputnik Ratau told News24 on Tuesday the dam was 99.97% full and no sluices were open.

He said the dam could still reach 100% capacity, "depending on the inflows".

Meanwhile, South Africans have shared videos on social media of water spilling over the dam wall. Watch.

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