AS IT HAPPENED: #KnysnaFire - Cape natural disaster affects the poor more - Zuma

2017-06-08 19:00

The bodies of Tony, his wife Madré and 3-year-old Michael were found outside their house on the farm Kalanderkloof in the Elandskraal area. According to the police they had been overcome by smoke.

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The boy who died in the Knysna fire on Wednesday had been celebrating his third birthday, while his mom, who also died, was eight months pregnant.

08 Jun 20:57

President Jacob Zuma on Thursday delivered a message of support and offered condolences to those affected by the storm and fires in the Western Cape.

Nine people died during the storm and as a result of fires in Knysna, which were fanned by the winds that ravished most of Cape Town on Wednesday. 

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Calls for donations which are to go towards fire relief efforts in the Southern Cape are mounting with the city identifying four fire stations as drop off points where the public can donate goods.

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Here are Cape Town drop-off points for relief items

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Donations pour in for the people of Knysna

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At least 15 houses burnt to the ground in Brenton-on-sea

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Plettenberg Bay volunteer firefighter Bradley Richards, who was seriously injured in the Knysna fires, is on life support as a precaution, his stepfather Norman Doyle said at a George hospital

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Twitter trends for South Africa show Knysna fires high on the agenda

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Unconfirmed report of arson

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Stay away from fires

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Many South Africans are rolling up sleeves to assist Knysna residents affected by the fires

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Aerial view of the Knysna fires by SA Red Cross air emergency services

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The Western Cape government has confirmed that a 3-year-old found in Knysna was the latest fatality in the raging fires in the area.

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Free airline tickets for fire volunteers announced

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