Newslite SA reported earlier that a tornado hit Mpumalanga. There were reports of more tornados hitting South Africa in Christiana.
BOSBEER reported these incidents on Twitter.
#Tornado WATCH VIDEO THIS AFTERNOON AT CHRISTIANA AND BLOEMHOF. OF A TORNADO RUNNING THROUGH THE TOWN.. @BOSBEER2006 @Abramjee @News24 @SAWeatherServic @storm_sa @eNCA @eNuus @SABCNewsOnline pic.twitter.com/PiLoOBuc8V— BOSBEER.COM (@BOSBEER2006) January 4, 2020
There were numerous tornados in 2019. Tornados are not common to South Africa and it’s a cause of concern for South Africans.
Storm Report SA reported the Tornado between Ermelo and Piet Retief.
Damage as seen from the air from the Tornado in Panbult (between Ermelo and Piet Retief) yesterday taken by Hans Gerken. My estimate is that this tornado was an EF3 with parts of the forest that were completely flattened. It was also very large in diameter. @ReedTimmerAccu pic.twitter.com/SAVfoXyx3l— Storm Report SA (@StormReportSA1) January 4, 2020