Cape storm hits homeless arduous, closes highschool and roads


Solomon dragged his damaged moist tent behind him after a brutal storm hit Cape City within the early hours of Monday morning. 

“My mattress is tousled, my tent is tousled. I do not know what I will do now as a result of I’ve no stuff to cowl myself,” mentioned Solomon, who sleeps in a car parking zone close to the Good Hope Centre.

The chilly entrance was accompanied by warnings from the SA Climate Service of gale pressure winds of up 100km/h alongside the coast between Cape Columbine and Cape Agulhas, spreading to Port Alfred within the Jap Cape.

In the meantime in Nomzamo, a highschool was partially destroyed by gale pressure winds. 

“The pupils and workers at [Nomzamo High] faculty have been dismissed for security causes,” mentioned Bronagh Hammond, Western Cape training division spokesperson.

“There’s particles mendacity round which may very well be a danger. The extent of the damages and prices aren’t but identified. We have to make sure the particles is eliminated or cordoned off securely.”