Cape Town - Clean-up operations have started after a shack fire in Khayelitsha left one person dead and an undetermined number of people displaced on Saturday morning.
The fire broke out at about 2am from a shack belonging to the man who died, residents said.
"From what I understand the fire started in his shack. We don't exactly know what started it because he doesn't usually cook in there because he has family around who cooks for him," said community leader Colin Monatiti.
MEC for Housing Bonginkosi Madikizela, along with DA premier candidate Alan Winde and members of the City of Cape Town Council visited the SST section in Khayelitsha earlier on Saturday afternoon to speak to residents.
Tempers flared as residents accused Madikizela of using the disaster to canvas for votes.