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Johannesburg - The number of shacks destroyed by fire in Kayamandi, near Stellenbosch, totalled 1,357 on Saturday, the local municipality.
“At this stage the municipality registered 1,357 shacks that were demolished in the fire,” said spokesman Vernon Bowers.
“The registration process continues tomorrow morning (Sunday) while the outcome will be verified against the municipality's housing data and prepaid meter data.”
More than 3000 people were left homeless after the fire burnt down shacks.
It was reported that two people died in the fire.
The fire department said it suspected that a candle overturned and caused the fire.
Bowers said more mobile toilets would be provided.
“Specific attention is also being given to babies, children, people with disabilities and the elderly. - Sapa