FLASH floods have hit Dulivhadzimu suburb in Beitbridge where most roads have become inaccessible.
Rains have been pounding the district since last night.
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The town’s oldest suburb (Dulivhadzimu) which is in a low lying area has become a common flooding zone.
According to Beitbridge Mayor, Councillor Munyaradzi Chitsunge, the rains have destroyed roads and sand has blocked sewer pipes.
“The bus rank area has been flooded although not as bad as the last time.
“Flowing rainwater has washed away the soil, you will note that our soil is loose so each time we have rains, more and more soil is washed away creating those ditches which vehicles unexpectedly fall into,” said the Mayor.
He said as a long time solution to flash flooding the local authority will procure more earth moving equipment to attend to roads and the drainage system.
He said council was considering moving people from the old hostels that have become perennial flooding sites.
“We need to have an investor who is willing to put up some sort of apartments where the ground floor is meant strictly for parking with good drainage as part of our urban renewal.
“Also the WaMlala River needs a properly designed wall to accommodate the water flow during heavy rains,” said Cllr Chitsunge.