Housing for Imizamo Yethu discussed after devastating fire

2017-03-14 20:00
(Jenni Evans, News24)

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Cape Town – Representatives of the City of Cape Town met with Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Tuesday to discuss housing issues following a devastating fire in Imizamo Yethu on Saturday. 

"[We discussed] whether structures should be rebuilt immediately or whether we should undertake some degree of reblocking," mayoral committee for safety and security and social services JP Smith said. 

READ: Imizamo Yethu fire one of Cape Town's worst – deputy mayor

Deputy Mayor Ian Nielson said on Monday that the city will attempt to establish firebreaks, pedestrian walkways, and peripheral water, sanitation and electricity services in the area which might take several weeks to complete. 

Smith said two large tents have been erected for families to sleep in.  

"NGOs are feeding all affected by the fire twice a day," he said. 

Smith also said a "huge" amount of clothing and bedding has been donated and is being distributed. 

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