Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Social Development Department lands a helping hand to shack fire victims.

By Yamkela Xhaso
25 November

The Department of Social Development has given help to the victims of shack fire in Imizamo Yethu settlement in Hout Bay.

The department gave hundreds of families food packages when minister Zandile Magwaza visited the area.

Spokesperson of the MEC Rusana Philander says that the residents were also provided with starter kits.

Those starter kits Philander said they consisted of “a jell cooker the one that works without paraffin, we also provided them with bath oil, tin food, blankets clothing because most of these people lost everything”

The department also gave the residents social relief grant of R 500 which would help them and provide relief in this festive season.

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