Another fire in Cemetery View claims lives of three people, 2 000 residents left homeless

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Paraffin may have been the cause of the fire.

Firefighters arrived to the scene to find multiple shacks on fire and flames more than 20 metres high.More recently,Their bodies were burnt beyond recognition.Gauteng has seen a growing number of informal settlements over the years, according to provincial Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile.

There were currently over 700 informal settlements across the province in areas such as Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni since 2016, with most of them being unauthorised.Devastating fire claims lives of 5 siblings hugging each other in death The MEC stressed that government was still committed to eradicating informal settlements as residents needed to be relocated to a safe place.

“Here in the City of Tshwane, as government, we have allocated at least more than R1 billion to firstly provide temporary services because once people are here, you can’t say you are not going to service them because the informally… there are issues of human rights that we must attend to. “Secondly, there are informal settlements like this one which must be relocated because this place is not habitable. It’s a big challenge for government,” he told reporters

 

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