Durban shack fire victims given temporary shelter

2015-08-19 10:33
Fire in Kennedy Road informal settlement (KwaZulu-Natal EMS)

Fire in Kennedy Road informal settlement (KwaZulu-Natal EMS)

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Durban - Temporary accommodation has been provided to more than 500 families whose shacks burnt down in a fire in the eThekwini Municipality last year.

Head of eThekwini Communications Tozi Mthethwa on Tuesday said residents from the Kennedy Road informal settlement took to the streets on Monday demanding proper homes after their shacks burnt down.

“The demands of the community are linked to the fire which occurred last year. The fire affected more than 700 dwellings.

“Space constraints on the site led to approximately 180 families being accommodated in the community hall,” said Mthethwa.

She said the municipality was working with the provincial Department of Human Settlements to provide families with materials to re-build their dwellings.

“We will do our best to ensure that these materials are supplied within the next two weeks,” said Mthethwa.

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