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Plastic View residents to be accommodated in Mamelodi after fire

Around 1,500 people have been displaced after the overnight blaze that killed five residents.

The city has asked members of the public to donate supplies to help the families who are now homeless. Picture: Dineo Bendile/EWN.

PRETORIA - The City of Tshwane says families affected by a shack fire at the Plastic View informal settlement will receive shelter at a community centre in Mamelodi.

Around 1,500 people have been displaced after the overnight blaze that killed five residents.

The city has asked members of the public to donate supplies to help the families who are now homeless.

#PlasticView 300 homes have been destroyed by a fire at the Plastic View informal settlement in Pretoria. DB. pic.twitter.com/P3EBWqSzgT



The City of Tshwane's Blessing Manale says temporary shelter has been arranged for affected families.

"In light of the disaster, we've identified the Ikakgeng community centre in Mamelodi as where they can be temporarily house."

Manale says supplies can be dropped off at the Moreleta Park NG Kerk in the east of Pretoria.

"Blankets, warm clothes and food and anything to help them feel warm."

It's still unclear whether affected Plastic View residents will be able to rebuild their shacks on this land.