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Gauteng mops up after deadly storm

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng officials are counting the costs after Monday’s deadly storm.

Police say five people have died after heavy rains pummeled parts of the province.

In Krugersdorp desperate residents in Mayibuye township have already started rebuilding their destroyed homes. 

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The township is one of several Gauteng communities hit by Monday’s massive storm.

The storm has left a trail of destruction, destroying power lines and other infrastructure and a local church has become a safe haven for many families affected by the storm.

“The damage here is about  R4.5-million and fortunately we have managed to relocate the pupils to other school. The school  maybe operational next year,” said Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC.

In Ekurhuleni, no less than 205 homes were destroyed and an elderly woman suffered injuries.

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