The Civil Protection Unit has urged the public to be on alert and take precautions for a tropical cyclone that has begun battering parts of Mozambique.
The Acting Director of The Civil Protection Unit Busisiwe Ndlovu said the districts in the Southern parts of the country are most likely to be affected.
She says the Civil Protection Unit has already put measures in place in the event of emergencies.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Dineo, which has been building along the east coast of southern Africa, has made landfall in Mozambique, battering two coastal towns with heavy rain and wind at speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour.
In Inhambane, 500 kilometers north of the capital, Maputo, television footage is showing roofs blown off houses, electricity pylons uprooted and trees sprawled across the streets.
There were, however, no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. The government’s emergency services had yet to give an update on the situation.
Residents in coastal cities of Inhambane and Maxixe and surrounding villages are being urged to reinforce their roofs, to protect windows, and to stockpile food and water.