A gaggle of 33 worshippers had joined church rituals on the banks of the Jukskei river when the flooding caught, mentioned Robert Mulaudzi, spokesman for the Metropolis of Johannesburg Emergency Administration Providers.
“Two folks had been swept away and confirmed lifeless on the scene,” he mentioned.
“We continued the search this morning and have recovered seven different our bodies,” he added on Sunday.
Rescue staff and firefighters are nonetheless trying to find lacking folks.
Sudden surges of water are frequent on this a part of Johannesburg, the place storms happen virtually each evening in the course of the southern summer season.