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Two killed in Cape shack fire

2012-11-03 17:30

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."

Comments
  • Khanyile Busokwakhe - 2012-11-03 18:01

    mrs zille have to go there 4 her inspection b4 you go to nkandla as charity begins at home

      SharonE - 2012-11-03 22:51

      It is exactly because of the blatant wastage of taxpayers' money that these people still live in shacks!!!!!!! Please Khanyile, open your eyes and look further than your nose. For the benefit of ALL South Africans - the ANC needs to be taught that the government's money is not theirs to spend on themselves!

  • legasalina.letsoalo - 2012-11-03 19:34

    Shame.pls gvmnt must do something wit ppl living in sharks.

  • wonder.dila - 2012-11-03 19:59

    It can't be true, not in perfect DA land!!

  • archie.mooki - 2012-11-03 21:49

    ...and those shacks are made by foreigners from EASTERN CAPE fleeing poverty , muti killings and maladministration from ANC , ANC ANC.SAHRC pls investigate abuse of human righs in EASTERN CAPE by ANC

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  • jan.ramoshaba.5 - 2012-11-04 06:38

    Those around please help with some food clothing s and shelter its all about service delivery(liers)

      maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-11-04 08:04

      My heart goes out to the family/families of the people who died, RIP

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