Torrential rains have caused havoc and at least one death on Wednesday afternoon in and around Johannesburg with cars submerged on several city roads and highways‚ prompting widespread traffic gridlock.
The most heavily affected route was the R24 westbound where vehicles were submerged in flood waters after flash flooding. There was also a report that a section of the roof had collapsed at the OR Tambo International Airport as a result of the storm.
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According to the Rosebank Killarney Gazette, a boundary at the Johannesburg Zoo has collapsed. Motorists have been urged to drive cautiously.