Cape Town - The Moravian Mission Station in Wupperthal sustained more than R20 million in damages after the historical building was destroyed by a fire.
According to the church, an assessment was conducted on Friday which estimated the damage at more than R20m.
“The church has insurance and insurance on the buildings that belongs to the church. It is the mission stations responsibility to ensure that residents have a home,” the Reverend Martin Abrahams, vice-president of the Moravian Church of Southern Africa said.
He said that they had consulted an independent engineer for a second opinion. “We are busy trying to identify a new site for the town for further expansion.
“The church is doing everything in its power to rescue the heritage of the area,” Abrahams said.