Monday, 25 November 2019 05:49

Thirteen houses and some schools have been damaged in the Ulundi area of KwaZulu-Natal after what has been confirmed as a tornado hit the area.

“According to our tools there is a strong signal that the severe storm that moved over the area produced a tornado”, South African Weather Service’s William Msimanga said.

The tornado was the second tornado in less than 24 hours to hit the province, after another struck Utrecht on Friday night.

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) spokesperson, Senzelwe Mzila, said there are no reports of injuries or loss of life following Saturday’s tornado in Ulundi.

Mzila added that there was also no substantial damage to property in the area.

“MEC Sipho Hlomuka has dispatched teams to the area of Ulundi to assess [the area]”, he said.

Disaster Management teams continue to be on high alert and are monitoring areas that are prone to weather-related incidents.