Cape Town storm kills 8

A raging fire along the Garden Route

The drought-stricken Western Cape remains in dire need of rain, but the storms "are definitely not what we need right now as they cause more havoc than solutions", Zuma said.

"All our objectives at the moment are focused on dealing with the fires in the Southern Cape", said Colin Deiner of the Western Cape Disaster Management.

Ten thousand people were evacuated from their homes as fires continued to ravage South Africa's Western Cape region today, fanned by a ferocious winter storm.

"Reports of some evacuees heading back to evacuated areas in Knysna is a matter of concern".

Eight people were killed by the blaze, according to Reuters.

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It added to a 71, and he was six shots behind. "I'll probably hit a few putts with the hands shaking and everything like that". Former Irish Open champion Jamie Donaldson shot 69 for eight-under and a two-shot lead ahead of Italy's Renato Paratore.

In Cape Town, about 830 makeshift homes belonging to poor residents were flooded or had their roofs blown off, according to city authorities.

On social media, #CapeStorm and #KnysnaFire trended in the country with many sharing photos and video of the storm, as well as urging residents to aid those who have been displaced. The weather system which struck on June 6 has damaged buildings, felled trees, left 46,000 homes without electricity and caused travel chaos as flights and rail services were hit by gale-force winds and flooding.

The storm is expected to dump more than two inches (50 mm) of rain in some areas and trigger waves of up to 12 meters, the South African Weather Service said in warnings.

A massive storm lashed Cape Town, South Africa's second-largest city, and parts of the surrounding Western Cape province on Wednesday, claiming eight lives, downing power lines and forcing schools and some roads to close. Some 2000 people across the city are receiving humanitarian relief.

Knysna residents from every part of town are taking shelter from the storm near the water and at the Knysna Yacht Club.

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