Shacks gutted in Tshwane informal settlement

2016-12-19 22:14
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Pretoria – Six shacks burned beyond recognition while 14 others were partially burnt in the Mooiplaas informal settlement in Pretoria on Monday, the city said.

The incident happened on early Sunday morning, the mayor's spokesperson Samkelo Mgobozi said. 

Mgobozi said the City's emergency services confirmed that no residents were injured in the fire.

“EMS personnel were on the scene [on Sunday] assisting the affected families with blankets and basic necessities," Mgobozi said.

Speaker, Councillor Katlego Mathebe, also visited the site to inspect the situation.

Mgobozi said the department of health and social development assisted with providing food for the affected families.

Social workers have also been deployed to assist with trauma management, he said.

Mgobozi said the city would investigate the cause of the fire.

“The City encourages the people of Tshwane to not occupy spaces not sanctioned for human habitation to avoid such instances happening in future.”

 

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