Cemetery View shack dwellers snub relocation after fatal fire

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More than 300 shacks were burned down when the fire broke out on Saturday.

Ndlovu said she would have to sleep under a tree tonight because she didn’t have the money to rebuild her shack.“Fire is fire, it’s dangerous, and we all started running. It was crazy,” he said.

“Despite the city’s offer to assist the victims and reduce the burden of difficulty they’ve endured since the fire broke out on Saturday, they’re adamant that they will not relocate and will instead rebuild their structures, a process which started last evening and is ongoing.”“On Sunday evening, the city availed four buses to transport the residents to temporary accommodation venues arranged at the Stanza Bopape Hall in Mamelodi East, as well as at the community hall in Mamelodi West.

Mabaso said on arrival, multiple shacks were burning and emergency services worked until Sunday to extinguish the fire.Mabaso said more than 300 shacks were burned down.

 

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