The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) says the weather system that brought torrential rainfall in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, last week will not affect Zimbabwe.
An intense low-pressure cell, now called sub-tropical depression Issa, caused heavy rains in South Africa, which triggered floods and mudslides.
More than 400 people were killed, with hundreds of homes, schools, roads and other infrastructure either damaged or washed away.
MSD spokesperson James Ngoma said that the summer season is drawing to a close with winter now setting in. Ngoma said:
We don’t expect the floods to affect the country, the floods in Durban were localised to that area.
We are now transitioning from summer to winter and what we will experience is a drop in temperatures.
Zimbabwe has experienced devastating floods in the past few years that destroyed homes and infrastructure in different parts of the country.
In March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai caused extensive damage to infrastructure in Chimanimani and Chipinge districts. Hundreds of people were washed away.