A rain storm had demolished 40 houses and two schools in Makoko, outside White River on Friday.
According to the City of Mbombela spokesperson, Joseph Ngala, houses had their roofs blown away or been completely destroyed.
It was expected that the damage to the schools would affect learners who are currently writing final exams.
“We appeal to all to please assist those affected families with shelter. Immediate relief will be provided such as foodstuffs and clothing. A shelter for Friday night had been provided with rain continuing to pelt down,” said Ngala.