LAST week’s hailstorms damaged many homes.
The hardest hit were residents of Khutsong in Mamelodi East, Nellmapius and Phase 1 informal settlement.
Despite SA Weather Service explanations, some residents blame a mermaid.
They say she’s angry after residents were moved to the Nellmapius area where she lives in a river.
“The mermaid is angry
because people make too much noise,” said a resident.
Mamelodi East sangoma Dr Babab Mahlangu agreed.
Mahlangu said: “It rains like this because these people who moved here were supposed to throw coins in the river and ask to stay there. But they didn’t. They just moved in without consulting the mermaid. It was a big mistake! The rain won’t stop until they move away.”