32 CT residents left destitute

Some 32 people have been left homeless, following shack fires across the Cape Town Peninsula.

Some 32 people were left homeless, following shack fires across the Cape Town Peninsula on 19 May 2012. Picture: Netcare 911

CAPE TOWN - More than 30 people were left homeless on Saturday, following several shack fires across the Cape Town Peninsula.

At least 12 shacks in Nyanga, Fisantekraal and other areas were gutted in the ground overnight.

The Cape Town Disaster Management spokesperson, Wilfred Solomons-Johannes, said they would assist the 32 people who were left destitute.

He said the circumstances surrounding the fires are unknown, but that police have launched an investigation into the recent spate of shack fires.