The biggest storm in over 30 years, according to some, has landed on the Cape peninsula and wrought havoc forcing many people to stay indoors.
Gale force winds have uprooted trees and damaged homes in certain areas, while heavy rains are expected to cause serious flooding along all transport routes.
Two people have been injured in Lavender Hill, according to the city’s disaster risk management team, when the roof of a house was blown off.
Western Cape schools have close and Universities have quickly followed suit, postponing exams for the time being.
“After extensive consultation with all role-players and at the recommendation of the Provincial Disaster Risk Management and SA Weather Service, I have taken the unprecedented decision in the interest of learner and educator safety to close schools in the Western Cape tomorrow, 7th June 2017,” said Western Cape Head of Department, Brian Schreuder.
Schreuder added he was confident that the storm would abate by Thursday, allowing schools to reopen.
Bearing the brunt of the massive cold front, have been homes in Delft, Durbanville, Kenilworth and Parow Valley.
According to some reports powerlines have also collapsed under the force of the storm.
Capetonians are urged to stay indoors and not leave their homes under any circumstances.