Last week’s downpour had residents logging calls to the City of Cape Town asking for assistance after several people skrikked when they got shocked near the kragboks at 40 Oleander Street.
Early on Sunday morning, homeowners and children went outside to view the damage caused by the storm the night before, and were met by a thigh-high tidal pool that filled the street.
The residents could not leave their yards without getting drenched and people communicated by shouting to one another, said one resident.
But the children made the most of it, splashing about and riding boogie boards.
“It was all fun and games until the first child screamed in pain,” said the resident.
Mom Clarecia Jones, 45, says her daughter Zodi, 12, screamed when she went down the road to the shop.
People had no choice but to wade through the water, which has still not subsided.
“She passed the box there at No 40 and she [got] shocked,” said the upset mom.
“She said she felt it in her legs and her arms. We went closer, and if you are two steps away from it, you feel the current.
“We called the City and the councillor and they said someone would come. We have been waiting since Sunday evening; it’s been almost three days.”
Dalene Titus, 67, said she has to go to the day hospital to fetch medication, but can’t. “I already could not go to church on Sunday. I can’t go without God and my medication.
“I must go to the hospital for my tablets. Who is going to carry me over the water? As ek nou innie water loop, dan is ek dood.”
Following a Daily Voice inquiry, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy and Climate Change, Councillor Phindile Maxiti, said on Monday a team had been sent out and reported that the kiosk “had no sparks” and that the flooding had gone down.
“At the time of the preliminary site visit to the area, there were no sparks coming from the kiosk. A follow-up inspection will be conducted at the kiosk,” said Maxiti.
“The electricity supply to the area was not disrupted.”
However, by Monday night the road was still flooded and residents said they are still being shocked.