Cape fire wreaks havoc
03-May-2011 | Elvis Nyelenzi
ABOUT 6,000 residents of Cape Town were left homeless when a fire swept through their informal settlement on Sunday night destroying shacks
The residents of Masiphumelele, near Fish Hoek, said it was one of the worst fires they had ever experienced.
One person was burnt beyond recognition, while another sustained serious burns.
Community leader Mpilikhaya Nyumbana told Sowetan that half the shacks and houses in the area had been wiped out by the eight-hour blaze.