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By Alex Matlala | Dec 03, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

HUNDREDS of villagers in Mohodi GaManthata near Senwabarwana spent the night outside after torrential rains flooded their houses.

The residents were yesterday forced to remove their furniture, groceries and other valuables from their flooded homes. They had no choice but to seek refuge with relatives in neighbouring villages.

A villager, Caroline Matlou, said for three days now, she and her family had been relying on takeaways because they could not use their kitchen.

Another affected villager, Daniel Hlahla, said the water had blocked the entrance to his house.

"I have bought a bag of maize-meal but it can't be delivered because the whole road has been turned into an ocean," he said.

Speaking on behalf of other villagers, Makwena Mamadi said the bulk of the water was coming from a small dam that was made by a road construction company that was tarring the road between Madipane and Madfikana.

He said when the rain stopped yesterday; the contractors opened the dam allowing the water to flood the village.

Spokesperson for the Molemole municipality Timothy Molopa said his office had dispatched officials from the disaster management unit to assess the damage.


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