The rainy weather over the Eastern Cape is expected to clear on Sunday after flooding in some low-lying areas. The Port Elizabeth area and surrounding towns, including Grahamstown and Port Alfred, had recorded more than 40 millimeters of rain by Saturday morning.
The heavy rain led to several motor accidents, claiming a reported four lives while leaving nine people in critical conditions.
Two people died in a head-on collision between Butterworth and East London and an eight year-old-girl was killed in an accident between Stutterheim and King Williams Town. The fourth death was a hit and run due to poor visibility at Encgobo.
Nelson Mandela Metro disaster team continued to monitor water levels but says no community had requested assistance.
Meanwhile, Arrive Alive spokesperson, Tsepo Machae, urged motorists to reduce speed. “We would like to warn motorist that our roads are extremely wet and the visibility is very poor. We are urging everyone more especially drivers to reduce speed, increase the following distance in all times, make sure you are still in control of your vehicle.”