ANC-WC leaders express condolences to family of fire victims

ANC-WC leaders express condolences to family of fire victims

14 October 2002

ANC leaders Ebrahim Rasool and Mcebisi Skwatsha will tomorrow (Tuesday 15 October) visit the families of the fire victims in Khayelitsha and the community of Wallacedene near Kraaifontein. Four children died.

On Sunday in the early morning hours, the three Mgangana brothers Luthando (3), Siviwe (6) Luvo (10) and their cousin Khangelani Zicina (9) died in their sleep as the shack they were in, burnt.

This morning (Monday 14 October) in Wallacedene near Kraaifontein, two men died when a fire swept the squatter camp, destroying about 100 shacks and leaving 350 people homeless.

The community is being temporarily accommodated in a local hall and provided with food and blankets. The deceased are Zolile Zwelibanzi and Hlohla Jim, both in their 30`s.

The City of Cape Town disaster management department together with ANC councillors and members assisted the community from early this morning with securing some of their belongings. Some of them have begun to rebuild their shacks.

The ANC leaders, accompanied by Unicity Councillors, will visit the families personally to expresses their condolences and assess the impact of the damage in Wallacedene.

The first visit start at the Mgangane family, 09h00, 37737 Qhawe Street, Harare, Khayelitsha. Then at about 10h00 they will go the Wallacedene Sportsfield, Kraaifontein.

Issued by:
ANC Western Cape Communications