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Masiphumelele residents to start rebuilding their homes

At least 600 people have been displaced after Friday's blaze in which 150 homes were razed to the ground.

Masiphumelele residents have started rebuilding their homes that were gutted by Sunday’s fire. Picture: chrispreenphotography.com

CAPE TOWN - Masiphumele residents are expected to start rebuilding their homes following a second devastating fire to rip through the area in less than three months.

At least 600 people have been displaced after the blaze on Friday when 150 homes were razed to the ground.

The municipality said it has already identified land on which it hopes to rebuild.

Meanwhile, the City's disaster Risk Management's Charlotte Powell said relief aides are still being distributed in the area.

"Our NGO partners are providing relief as in blankets, food parcels and also clothing. And the City's human settlement department is also on site and they are giving out kit to for the residents to rebuild their homes."

In November, two people were killed and 4,000 others left homeless following a fire which destroyed over 800 structures.

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