Cape Town was hit with the worst storm the country has eve witnessed. Locals went on a routine inspection.

They wanted to check on how badly the communities had been affected by the storm.

Expecting to find flood damage and structural damage due to strong winds, residents discovered a trail of blood close to one of the dwellings.

One local, Ziyanda Ngcingi followed the trail and discovered her neighbour, Noncedo Thinga, 32, had given birth inside her flooded home, the umbilical cord still connecting baby and mom.

Residents called an ambulance, but before the paramedics had arrived, the community’s elders had already severed the cord and baby and mom. Both are doing just fine.