It was called a weather bomb and one can understand why. Storm Doris came into the United Kingdom bringing winds of ore than 94 miles per hour , travel chaos and snow in the north.
Areas in Britain are on flood alert as up to four inches of rain is expected and there is heavy snow in parts of Scotland and the north. Transport was really affected as flights have been cancelled and trains disrupted.
Flights were affected at Cardiff airport as the storm hit Wales with strong winds and heavy rain. At Cardiff airport, a flight from Dublin was forced to abort landing as the heavy winds clearly made landing difficult. It landed however after a second attempt.
An amber warning has been issued by the Met office as the storm is expected to cause a lot of disruption to transport and people are advised to stay in if possible. Thousands of homes were left without power in Northern Ireland as trees fell on overhead lines. At the time of this report, We have reports of casualties in Wolverhampton and Stoke-on-Trent. A man in London was taken to hospital as a result of falling debris from a roof as he entered The Victoria Underground station.
In Wolverhampton, a woman suffered serious head injuries after she was struck by an object thought to have come of a roof. Sadly she died at the scene. Another woman who is believed to be about 60 years old was hit by a carport roof in Stoke-on-Trent.
The South African Government has been told that the government wish to withdraw from the International Criminal Court is unconstitutional and invalid. This was the ruling of the High Court in Pretoria. Deputy Judge President, Phineas Mojapelo ordered President Zuma to withdraw the notice of withdrawal of South Africa from the ICC. The government had argued that it was the executive's right to enter into, and/or withdraw from treaties the country had signed and that the parliament only need to give its approval. Mojapelo said if the authority of the executive was not expressed in the constitution, it must go back to parliament. The decision executed by the executive must be "on the basis of the expressed authority of the constitution". South Africa and Gambia had stated an intention to withdraw from the ICC.