842 people homeless after Vrygrond fire

Klaas said it is the third time she has been a victim of fire. She appealed to the City to come up with a plan for formal houses.

Vuyani Nkumanda said: “When I noted the spaza shop next to my shack was burning‚ I tried pushing down nearby shacks so that the fire could not go beyond. It was too late. We had to give up. I called the fire brigade but they struggled to get through.

“I am working at a company that can supply fire resistant substance. We can spray the substances on the building materials‚” he said.

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