At this stage, it is unclear what caused the fire and police have opened an inquest docket. 
The cause of the fire was not immediately known and a fifth person reportedly sustained injuries. 
Disaster Management reports no major incidents.
‘Everything that I worked hard for is burnt to ashes,’ says Senzele Mxhentsi, whose home burnt down.
Eighty homes were completely destroyed, 195 people were displaced in ward 71, and four deaths were also reported in the ward.
The sexual abuse of vulnerable women and girls in several African countries by international aid workers was recently described as ‘endemic’.

Disasters Rescue our broken town, Makhanda residents plead

‘God must take me,’ an elderly Makhanda woman cried out when NGO Gift of the Givers left town after a R10 million row over a water project.

Disasters KZN Pentecostal Church collapse death toll rises to 14

Another congregant succumbed to her injuries, after fighting for her life in ICU since the pre-Easter tragedy.

Disasters Early morning fires kill three people in Cape Town

Four fire engines, two water tankers, a rescue vehicle, and 26 staff members were dispatched to the incident.

Disasters Eastern Cape flood victims to be laid to rest

Asive Buso and Kholeka Msebenzi will be laid to rest at Ncunteni village, KwaBhaca, and Labane village in Mbizana, respectively, on Saturday morning.

Disasters Nedbank partners with Red Cross to support cyclone Idai victims

The banker has committed to raising money in support of the efforts of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Disasters Eastern Cape floods death toll rises to 11, two missing

Three houses in Ntabankulu in wards 7, 10 and 15 were damaged while in Matatiele 51 houses in ward 26 were damaged, with 6 people left homeless in Cedarville. 

Disasters Ramaphosa declares seven days of mourning for flood victims

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday declared seven days of national mourning for those who lost their lives in floods that ravaged KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape last week, his office said.

Disasters Return of KZN, EC flood victims to homes is a priority – Zweli Mkhize

Continuous support and counselling for affected families must also be ensured, especially those who had lost their loved ones, he said.

Disasters Tell us exactly how much KZN flood victims will get – IFP

The party says it also wants to know how will the affected families access the funds.

Disasters Floods to cost KwaZulu-Natal R1.1bn in damages – Willies Mchunu

The province’s premier wants it to be declared a state of disaster.

Disasters #DurbanFloods: Affected families welcome relief efforts in Umlazi

Millions of rands have been released by big corporate companies and government to assist families and rebuild infrastructure.

Disasters Cyclone Kenneth has now claimed six lives, with number expected to rise

The storm is one of the most powerful to ever hit this part of Africa.

Disasters #CycloneKenneth: Commonwealth secretary-general calls for climate action

Cyclone Kenneth occurring so soon after last month’s Cyclone Idai ‘signalled a troubling increase in the frequency of such natural disasters’.

Disasters Durban floods damage estimated at nearly R660m

Government has tallied what the cost of picking up the pieces for the coastal city is likely to be.




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