Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba will visit areas affected by Saturday afternoon’s violent storm and heavy rainfall in parts of the city. Picture: Nokuthula Mbatha

Johannesburg - Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba will on Sunday visit areas affected by Saturday afternoon’s violent storm and heavy rainfall in the south and west of the city.

A number of incidents were reported in parts of the south and west of Johannesburg as a result of the storm, including the structural collapse of parts of the roof and subsequent flooding at the Trade Route Mall in Lenasia. 

Paramedics attended to several incidents during the heavy storm as houses, roofs, and vehicles were damaged, especially in Protea Glenn in Soweto.

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Six people were also injured in a minibus taxi crash on the N12 near Impala Road, while several other minor crashes during the storm were also received.

A fallen tree closed Main Reef Road towards Roodepoort in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon during a severe storm and heavy rainfall. Picture: ANA


A big tree collapsed directly onto the Main Reef Road towards Roodepoort, taking power cables with it and closing that section on the road.

Mashaba will begin his visit at Lawley where he will receive a briefing on the extent of the damage caused by the storm, and then visit the affected areas.

African News Agency/ANA