Foul play ruled out in Masiphumelele shack fires
29 December 2010
Investigators in Cape Town have ruled out arson as a cause of two shack fires in Masiphumelele, near Fish Hoek.
On Tuesday afternoon several homes were destroyed and hundreds of families left homeless.
In the same area on Sunday 50 people were left homeless when their homes also caught fire.
Police’s Nkosikho Mzuki said “After the initial investigation, we ruled out arson based on the fact that most of the people who were interviewed, couldn’t give us detailed information that points to arson”.
At the scene two people were also arrested for stealing copper cables.