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A Cold front hit the Mzansi yesterday morning, leaving parts of the Eastern Cape and Lesotho covered in snow.

Residents living near the towns of Mount Fletcher and Maclear woke up to blankets of white yesterday!

Snow fell across the Drakensberg and around Mzansi residents felt the chill.

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Even cop cars were covered in snow in Mount Fletcher.

Transport department spokesman Mayenzeke Dada said the R56 road between the two small towns was covered in snow, particularly on the Katkop Pass, which affected traffic.

And according to the South African Weather Service, the cold weather will continue over the weekend.

Weather forecaster Wayne Venter told Daily Sun snowfall would hit parts of the Drakensberg, Free State and western KZN.

“We’re expecting temperatures to be as low as zero degrees throughout Gauteng,” he said.

According to Venter, Gauteng residents could expect fast moving cold weather, accompanied by rain in some areas.

City of Joburg emergency services spokesman Robert Mulaudzi said because of the significant drop in temperature, residents could start using heating appliances, which may lead to dangerous situations.

“City of Joburg Emergency Management Services will remain on high alert to make sure we respond to any emergency which might occur,” he said.

Mulaudzi warned residents of formal residential areas not to leave heaters
unattended when not in use to avoid fire incidents.

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