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By Dimakatso Modipa

City of Tshwane emergency service department is encouraging the public to be warm during this cold conditions but also to stay safe.

This is a call by the city of Tshwane emergency service department after the (SAWS) South African Weather Services announce a possibility of thundershower and windy conditions in some parts of the city.

City of Tshwane emergency service department deputy Charles Mabaso said a drop in temperatures over parts of the County, including the City of Tshwane as forecast by the South African Weather Service (SAWS) is noticeable.

The possibility of thundershowers, with cold and windy conditions is forecast over parts of Gauteng from the afternoon of Sunday 02 June 2024 extending to Monday, 03 June 2024.

“The City of Tshwane Emergency Services Department is calling on residents to keep warm but be safe this winter,” said City of Tshwane emergency Deputy chief Charles Mabaso.

Deputy chief Mabaso gave public the following tips and to observ the following safety precautions:

• If there is any fire danger exposure to dwellings, like shacks or house, vegetation or veld fires, dial the toll-free number 107 for emergencies.

• Burning charcoal gives of deadly amounts of carbon monoxide, so do not leave it in the house when sleeping.

• Never use fuels that are not designed for your heating unit.

• Improper use of space heaters (izimbawula, braziers and electric, gas and paraffin heaters, among others) should be avoided.

• Unapproved controlled burning must never be carried out (no controlled burning will be approved during this period).

He said the above safety tips are not exhaustive and residents are encouraged to do everything they possibly can to stay safe.

“The City of Tshwane Emergency Services Department will continue to monitor updates by SAWS and issue further notices when required,” he said.

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