In photos: Cape Town flooded

The city has been hit by hail, lightning, thunder and heavy rain since Wednesday

By Ashraf Hendricks, Buziwe Nocuze and Lucas Nowicki

11 June 2020

A child plays in the water in Heideveld. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

Cape Town is being treated to hail, thunder, lightning and pouring rain. Walkways and roads across the Cape Flats have turned into pools. In Qandu Qandu informal settlement in Khayelitsha some residents had to leave their flooded homes.

Residents have had to temporarily abandon some of these shacks in Qandu Qandu. They are hoping to get assistance from the City of Cape Town. Photo: Buziwe Nocuze

Drivers struggled to navigate Jeff Masemola Road in Khayelitsha. Photo: Buziwe Nocuze

A police car sprays muddy water on Jeff Masemola Road. Photo: Buziwe Nocuze

Main Road in Kalk Bay turned into a riverlet. Photo: Lucas Nowicki

Learners wear plastic bags to shield themselves from the rain in Gugulethu. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

Trash stands in water in a field in Joe Slovo Park. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks