Two killed in Cape shack fire

2012-11-03 17:30

(File) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - A shack fire has killed two people at Joe Slovo Park in Cape Town, Western Cape emergency services said on Saturday.

"At 03:13am on Saturday a fire destroyed two informal structures at the 70 Hlungulu Rd, Joe Slovo Park in Milnerton.

"The blaze resulted in the displacement of four persons in the area. Ayanda Thuso, 27, and Mbongeni Siwa, 35, were declared dead on the scene by paramedics after failing to escape the blaze," said spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes.

He said bystanders who worked tirelessly to extinguish the blaze but failed to save the lives of the victims would undergo trauma counselling.

The City of Cape Town had conducted assessment and made arrangements for provision of food parcels, clothing, blankets and building material for the victims.

"The cause of the fire is not yet known, the police have opened an inquest docket to investigate the incident."

Read more on:    cape town  |  fires

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


China's air pollution at doomsday levels

China has long been struggling with air pollution issues but just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse – it has.



Moving short film on ivory trade
10 Tips for Greener Shopping
How safe are your baby products?
5 maps that will change the way you see the world

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly


The pace may be slow today and you may struggle to get things off the ground level, but it is important to focus on the more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.