Devastating Fire Rips Through the Palmiet Settlement

25 December 2012
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement

At around 23:00 last night a fire ripped through the Palmiet Road shack settlement in Durban. 85 houses burnt down, around 150 people have been displaced. 2 people were badly burnt and another was injured as she fell while running from the fire.

Shack fires are no accident. They are political – a direct result of the contempt with which poor people are treated in this society.

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Mnikelo Ndabankulu: 081 309 5485
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