Saturday, December 28, 2013

The City promises to provide aid for Valhalha Park fire victims

Mluleki Mrwebi
28 December 2013

The City of Cape Town has promised to continue to provide disaster relief aid to more than 1 500 people left destitute by a fire in the ‘Agstelaan’ informal settlement in Valhalla Park on Monday 23 December 2013.

The City had stopped assisting the residents on Thursday, after a protest had ensued with residents demanding proper houses from the City.

The Disaster Risk Management Centre Spokesperson Wilfred Johannes-Solomons said the City of Cape Town is committed to finding a solution to the issues raised and will once more engage with the community today to find the way forward.

Meanwhile a number of shacks were gutted with fire this morning in Khayelitsha informal settlements.

Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Theo Layne said no one was injured in the fire and the cause of the fire is not yet known.

Layne further said police and fire-fighters are still at the scene.

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