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The roof of part of the grandstands at Mookgophong Stadium was ripped off following a severe thunderstorm on Monday, 5 February.
The popular facility was built before South Africa’s democracy in 1994, and is frerquently used for many occassions.
According to Mookgophong municipal official, Herman Sebata, the cost of the damage to the building had not yet been determined.
Structually, the stadium consists of two pavilions (A and B) which can house up to 600 people.
The B-sided pavilion suffered the most damage.
The roof has been ripped off completely and the structure of the pavilion suffered major damage.
According to Sebata, this will have to be repaired before the roof can be attended to.
The Stadium is owned by the municipality and was mainly used for sporting events for schools in Mookgophong.
The use of the facility is free of charge to schools, but is frequently rented out to individuals for concerts and music festivals.
Sebata said mopping up operations in the aftermath of the storm started on Tuesday, 6 February.
Mookgophong Mayor, Marlene Van Staden has since lamented the loss but also said that repairs can be conducted from the insurance claim.
The storm also wreaked havoc in the town with trees and business properties damaged.
The stormwater also reportedly caused damage to the road between the Mookgophong graveyard and Extention 8
11 days ago 08 February 2018