This weekend’s storm has claimed lives in the Western Cape.

The deaths have been recorded in Villiersdorp, Botrivier and in Vyeboom  in the Theewaterskloof Municipality.

It’s understood that the victims were swept away by floods.

The area is one of the many towns in the province – that has been hit hard – by the recent heavy rainfall.

Theewaterskloof’s municipal manager, Wilfred Solomons-Johannes recovery work is underway.

“The Disaster Response Teams of the Theewaterskloof Municipality resumed with recovery and emergency mop-up operations after the two days of major flooding and infrastructure damages. The cold front has surpassed that brings much improved conditions for the emergency response teams and engineering crews accelerate the recovery operations.

Meanwwhile eight people including four children have died after they were electrocuted in Cape Town.

The four adults passed away in the Covid -19 informal settlement in Driftsands.

While the children died in the Klipfontein area.

A number of serious incidents have been reported in the Metro over the past days – as a result of the inclement weather.

The City’s Disaster Risk Management unit’s Charlotte Powell says just under a thousand structures have been impacted.

“The City continues working closely with relevant external agencies, through the Disaster Coordinating Team, to monitor for, and address impacts from the inclement weather experienced in the last 24 to 36 hours.Any incident presenting a risk to public safety should please be reported to the City’s Public Emergency Communication Centre on 021 480 7700”.