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Home for abused children to be rebuilt

A home for 12 abused children in Johannesburg that burnt to the ground last week will be rebuilt over...

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A home for 12 abused children in <?xml:namespace prefix="u1"?><place u2:st="on"><city u2:st="on"><?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Johannesburg that burnt to the ground last week will be rebuilt over the next six months.

The Guild Cottage near the <place u2:st="on"><placename u2:st="on"><place w:st="on"><placename w:st="on">Milpark<placetype u2:st="on"><placetype w:st="on">Hospital caught alight on Thursday and although no one was injured, the shelter was destroyed.

The children and their three caregivers took shelter at the St. Columbus Presbyterian Church in Parkview.

The church’s Chunky Young said they would be moving to a house in <place u2:st="on"><placename u2:st="on"><place w:st="on"><placename w:st="on">Victory<placetype u2:st="on"><placetype w:st="on">Park at the end of the week while their home was being fixed.

“It’s probably going to take the best part six to eight months to rebuild. A lady phoned and offered me a house in <place w:st="on"><placename w:st="on"><place u2:st="on"><placename u2:st="on">Victory<placetype w:st="on"><placetype u2:st="on">Park so hopefully I’ll have them out of the church by Friday,” he said.

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