24 new homes built for Khayelitsha fire victims

Lusanda Bill
15 February 2013

President Jacob Zuma today handed over the first 24 houses out of 100 promised by Gift of the Givers to the New Years Day fire victims in BM Section.

The New Years Day fire in Khayelitsha left 4 000 people homeless more than 920 shacks burnt and three people were killed.

Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini said as a department they appreciate the work Gift of the Givers has done because it’s always a job well-done.

Western Cape Branch Manager for Gift of the Givers Gawa Sayed said the structure is colour coded; it is 18 square meters, fitted with a water tank, stable door, double bed, bedding and food parcels.  Sayed said clothing to the victims will be handed over at a later stage.


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