January 20, 2021

Kempton Park Fire: Over 900 People Left Homeless

Some affected people have been placed at an alternative accommodation while others refused to move.

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By staff Reporter
 
Hundreds of people are now homeless following a Monday night blazed which destroyed over 200 shacks in Pomona informal settlement in Kempton Park

According to reports, the affected residents woke up Tuesday morning to rebuild their homes after they lost everything in a fire. However, those who have been affected has been placed at a city hall for temporary

Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services was back at the scene to help families clean up the area and salvage what is left of their belonging

Emergency services spokesperson Aaron Mafunda as quoted by EWN said: “Disaster management was on scene and they tried to get alternative accommodation for them, but about 95% of the community refused to move and wanted to stay in the area despite appeals that their belongings would be safe.”
Videos of the fire blaze were posted on social media by anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee.

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